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SECRETS OF THE DEAD

S14 Ep1: The Rise of the Body Snatchers

  • Aired: 01/28/2015
  • 02:37
  • Rating: NR
In the 18th century, private anatomy schools were set up across London to give medical students the opportunity to learn anatomy by dissecting human cadavers. But supply lagged behind demand. Anatomists needed many more bodies than the ones of hanged murderers, which were the only bodies legally available at that time for their study. This created a business for body snatchers.
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Watch how the shortage of human cadavers turned anatomists to the criminal underworld.
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