The History of Leith

November 4, 2006

Body-snatching

Before the Anatomy Act in 1832, no licence was required in Britain for opening an anatomical school and there was no provision for supplying subjects to students for anatomical purposes. Therefore, though body-snatching was a misdemeanour at common law, punishable with fine and imprisonment, it was a sufficiently lucrative business to run the risk of detection. for more click here

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