Grave-Robbers and Bodysnatchers in Devon

    Grave-Robbers and Bodysnatchers in Devon

    Patricia Gray

    Halsgrove 2009

    Paperback 128pp Illustrated

    9781841148557   Product Code: 19088

    As the importance of anatomy was established, medical schools in the 19th century had a growing need for human specimens to dissect. The general religious belief that the body should remain intact after death meant that they were scarce and the illegal trade of grave robbing emerged. This history examines the activities of one of the leading exponents, Thomas Vaughan, in Plymouth during the 1830s.

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