Anatomy Schools

From Shroud to Specimen

 


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As private anatomy schools flourished in the 18th Century, all were faced with one problem : the lack of corpses available for dissection. To provide teaching specimens, even the most respectable of surgeons had the same recourse â to the bodysnatcher! The chill of winter was the best time of year for anatomy lessons to take place â and the dark nights aided the bodysnatchers to visit graveyards undiscovered...

  • 2pm

Where

Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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6; conc 5; child 3.50; family (2+4) 13.90

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