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Body Snatching

Body Snatchers & Hormones

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.09.2017 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

On October 27, 1883, about a dozen men, armed with spades and shovels, snuck into Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, hoping to dig up a body. Their e...

Medical Knowledge Used to Depend on Grave Robbing

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

It was only two hundred years ago that "resurrectionists" would routinely raid cemeteries in order to provide cadavers for dissection classes in medical schools.