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5th January 1824. Crimes Most Foul.

The biggest problem as medical science developed, was the shortage of cadavers for surgeons to work on, as we read when Benjamin Allen and Bob Sawyer in Dickens’ Pickwick Papers discuss their acquisitions, to the disgust of others at Dingley Dell.(1) 607 more words


CJ Takes A Reader's Request

CJ has been asked to address an issue, by a follower, Ted,  over at Twitter. She decided to tackle this most interesting request, as gently as she could, so as not to send people away in a cold panic. 291 more words

Thought For Today

Body Snatching for Scientific Experiments.

Body snatching is the secret digging up of corpses from graveyards. A common purpose of body snatching, especially in the 19th century, was to sell the corpses for dissection or anatomy lectures in medical schools. 48 more words