The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812
by James Blake Bailey
Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1896
Number of pages: 184
The complaint as to the scarcity of bodies for dissection is as old as the history of anatomy itself. Great respect for the body of the dead has characterized mankind in nearly all ages; post mortem dissection was looked upon as a great indignity by the relatives of the deceased, and every precaution was taken to prevent its occurrence.
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