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The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812

To Which Are Added an Account of the Resurrection Men in London and a Short History of the Passing of the Anatomy Act

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,381 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51
LoC Categories: QM, CT
Downloads: 778
Added to site: 2010.05.31
mnybks.net#: 27970
Genre: Science
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heyres or successors for the same. And to make incision of the same deade bodies or otherwyse to order the same after their said discrecions at their pleasure for their further and better knowlage instruction in sight learnyng & experience in the sayd scyence or facultie of Surgery."

The "foure bodies" could not always be obtained without difficulty; despite the precautions of the Company private anatomy was, to a certain extent, carried on, and the bodies of malefactors had a market value. The following entries from the Annals of the Barber Surgeons are illustrative of this:

"6th March, 1711.[5] It is ordered that William Cave, one of the Beadles of this Company, do make Inquiry who the persons were that carryed away the last body from Tyburne, and that such persons be Indicted for the same.

"9th October, 1711. Richard Russell, one of the persons who stands Indicted for carrying away the last publick body applying himself to this Court and offering to be evidence against th

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