Bodysnatching in Canada

Francis, Deepa
February 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/20/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 4, p530
Academic Journal
Reports on the history of bodysnatching, or grave robbing, in Canada. How many medical students in the 1800s stole the bodies either to study themselves or to sell to anatomy instructors; Different motivations of Francophone and English-speaking students; Ways in which the grave robbers were able to evade detection; How laws were passed to regulate the study of anatomy.


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