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The Irish Body Snatchers: A history of body snatching in Ireland John F Fleetwood

The Irish Body Snatchers: A history of body snatching in Ireland

John F Fleetwood

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ISBN : 9781871793000
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From Herophilus the Greek, born 300 years before Christ, to George Crazy Crow Hendrik in the 1820s, Dr. John Fleetwood charts the course of the ghoulish trade in bodies that was so essential for medical research and training. The Irish bodyMoreFrom Herophilus the Greek, born 300 years before Christ, to George Crazy Crow Hendrik in the 1820s, Dr. John Fleetwood charts the course of the ghoulish trade in bodies that was so essential for medical research and training. The Irish body snatchers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries so excelled in their profession that a vibrant export business flourished. The most elaborate precautions and mortsafes failed to frustrate them. Medical schools had secret caches to hide bodies and eminent members of the medical profession were blooded in their student days by midnight sorties to the cemetery. This book tells you all you ever wanted to know about body snatching... and more.