From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (body snatching)

At the start of the 1800s those studying anatomy were legally allowed to have and dissect the bodies of those condemned to death. Sadly, for them, this was only around 55 people each year. For the ever-growing study of anatomy in medical schools however, around 500 bodies were needed per annum.

Due to this high demand body snatching became prevalent with many folk out to get a quick buck would dig up the recently buried and then sell the body to the local medical schools.

The practice became so wide spread that some relatives would often watch over the burials of recently deceased family members.

There is never a time
to stop learning new things

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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