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Murder, mortsafes and Moir: a medical student looks at anatomy teaching in Aberdeen.
J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2014; 44(1):67-71.JR

Abstract

During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries anatomy theatres in Scotland suffered from a shortage of cadaveric material. Medical students and their teachers were eager to improve their medical education and began to look for ways to further their anatomy knowledge and so turned to bodysnatching. Bodysnatching failed to meet the demand so some resorted to murder to acquire cadavers, sometimes in exchange for money. Bodysnatching became common throughout the British Isles and prompted the 1832 Anatomy Act, which allowed unclaimed bodies to be used for dissection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

E Humphries 113 Caiyside Edinburgh EH10 7HR Scotland tel 07590 023641 e-mail Emma.humphries.09@aberdeen.ac.uk.

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article
Portrait

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24995452

Citation

Humphries, E. "Murder, Mortsafes and Moir: a Medical Student Looks at Anatomy Teaching in Aberdeen." The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, vol. 44, no. 1, 2014, pp. 67-71.
Humphries E. Murder, mortsafes and Moir: a medical student looks at anatomy teaching in Aberdeen. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2014;44(1):67-71.
Humphries, E. (2014). Murder, mortsafes and Moir: a medical student looks at anatomy teaching in Aberdeen. The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 44(1), 67-71. https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2014.116
Humphries E. Murder, Mortsafes and Moir: a Medical Student Looks at Anatomy Teaching in Aberdeen. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2014;44(1):67-71. PubMed PMID: 24995452.
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