Saturday, June 01, 2013

When grave-robbery was big business.

I've recently finished the Teaching Company's excellent series on Victorian Britain, which discussed how grave robbing - in order to supply medical schools with cadavers for anatomy clases - boomed and then met its counter-development in the use of "mortsafes."

Here are some examples of state of the art 19th century cadaver protecting technology.

1 comment:

Bob the Ape said...

Makes me proud to be an engineer!

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