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Night of the Bodysnatcher
Thu, November 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT
Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, more and more surgeons and their students wanted to dissect bodies to learn anatomy for themselves. But with legal supplies of corpses limited, where could they get their subjects from? Perhaps the city's grave diggers could offer a solution....
A talk by specialist Kirsty Chilton about the rise of anatomy, the business of resurrection and the men who supplied the dissecting rooms from the burial grounds of London. Hear the tricks of their trade, the true stories of their gruesome work, in the Old Operating Theatre of St Thomas' Hospital.
Tickets £8.00 adults/£6.00 concessions.