Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

30/10/2012

Body snatching was gruesome, but it revolutionised how we understand anatomy and medicine, say Cambridge dons

The illegal snatching of corpses – a common practice 200 years ago – had a greater influence on medical science than advances made during World War One, Cambridge scientists claimed yesterday.

Body snatching gave medical students a vital insight into how organs of the body work and how a person is affected by disease and illness.

It also allowed doctors to dramatically improve amputation techniques. for more click here

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