Dissection and Display of Bodies

Dissection and Display of Bodies
This one hour talk will look at the display of bodies once they had been 'acquired'!



Duration:1 Hour and 15 Minutes



The point of all that bodysnatching was to get fresh corpses into the hands of the surgeons - so what did they do with them? We'll consider the grand public dissections of criminals, the back-room anatomy lessons and the eccentric research projects, before looking at how and why they sometimes chose to preserve or display whatever remained. Cameos include the guillotine, a forerunner of Frankenstein, anatomical cabinets, and a small group of Inuit terrified of being cannibalised…



Jo "the historymonger" Bath is a Doctor of Crime (well, seventeenth century crime), but is equally at home in all periods of history, as long as she gets to mess around with the gory, sexy, spooky, wild, weird or wonderful bits of it. She teaches history to anyone of any age who stays still long enough to listen, and has recently braved doing so via this "internet" thing as well.

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15th October 2022,
6:00pm
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