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Kirsty Chilton : Bodysnatching in Southwark

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Southwark Cathedral

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In March 1718, an early body snatching scandal hit the parish of St Saviour's, today called Southwark Cathedral. Who were these resurrection men and the surgeons who paid them, what was the attitude of the law, and how did the ordinary person try to save their loved one from the anatomist's table?

Join us at Southwark Cathedral as we hear the story of the St Saviour's incident, and discover how the changing nature of medical education in the age of enlightenment led to a money making opportunity for many enterprising London grave diggers.

Kirsty Chilton is the assistant curator at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret.

This is a free event but please register if you wish to attend.


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