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    So just to be sure they actually died for real!

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    And, uh, why does anyone want to snatch bodies?

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    They often used to be snatched so that people could do dissections on them to learn about anatomy. In the past people did not leave their bodies to science as a lot do now.

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    yes, researchers paid cash for bodies, no questions asked.

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    There is a book, "A Short History of Nearly Everything " by Bill Bryson. There is a section in that about early medical "research" a bit creepy, but it gives you some perspective on how things have evolved.

    There is a section in the book about "Nearly Everything".

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    The bodysnatchers were called "resurrectionists" in 19th century England. They often helped the victim become a corpse. Their customers were surgeons, medical students and "anatomists". There was another group interested only in oddities, anomalous examples of humanity. They were referred to as "collectors".


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