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The Bodysnatcher Haunts: A Guided Walk

A guided walk around Southwark to sites frequented by the bodysnatchers of the 18th century

To carry out the anatomy at the heart of medical teaching,
the students and tutors of the United Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital required human material. Until the Anatomy Act of 1832 was enforced, the Hospital’s scramble for anatomical supplies encouraged the Resurrectionist gangs to dig up the dead! Trace the secretive 19th century Bodysnatcher’s tour, ferrying the newly dead across London.


Assistant Curator Kirsty Chilton | talks | www


Date and Time:

29 June 2008 at 2:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas' Street
020 7188 2679

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To book in advance, please contact 020 7188 2679 or email curator@thegarret.org.uk

Additional Information:

Walk starts outside the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret. Visitors to the Museum are welcome to attend the walk at no extra charge.

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