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Thursday, 1 December 2005, 12:00AM

Curious Eyes and Steady Hands - Anatomists in Georgian London

Simon Chaplin

Simon Chaplin, Senior Curator, Museums of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

The late 18th century has been characterised as an age of body-snatchers, supplying stolen corpses for dissection by surgeons.

But why was this gruesome trade tolerated? How did the anatomists persuade their peers to condone, rather than condemn, the noisome business of dissection?

Next lecture in the series was The Dictionary Garret - anatomy of a room

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1 December 2005

Curious Eyes and Steady Hands - Anatomists in Georgian London
Simon Chaplin

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