Body Snatching: The Robbing of Graves for the Education of Physicians in Early Nineteenth Century America

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Also called "resurrectionists," body snatchers, were careful not to take anything from the grave but the body--stealing only the corpse was not considered a felony since the courts had already said that a dead body had no owner. ("Burking"--i.e., murder--was the alternative method of supplying "stiffs" to medical schools; it is covered here as well). This book recounts the practice of grave robbing for the medical education of American medical students and physicians during the late 1700s and 1800s in the US, why body ...

Body Snatching: The Robbing of Graves for the Education of Physicians in Early Nineteenth Century America 2005, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786422326

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Body Snatching: The Robbing of Graves for the Education of Physicians in Early Nineteenth Century America 1992, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780899505879

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