Exploring the 19th-century history of human dissection and the trade in dead bodies

In the early 19th century, a huge demand for fresh bodies fuelled the gruesome practice of body snatching. Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men explores the murky world of the resurrection men and the ambitious surgeon-anatomist they supplied with fresh corpses.

In a gruesome, stranger-than-fiction story, an excavation undertaken in 2006 by Museum of London Archaeology uncovered a forgotten burial ground, in use between 1825 and 1841 at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What they found was both extraordinary and unexpected.

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