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October 9, 2018
Tales from the Crypt: Body Snatching (New Whiteland)
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A 19th century boom in medical schools and medical education created a supply problem for physicians and students whose demand for cadavers could no longer be satisfied with the corpses of criminals and unclaimed bodies in morgues and poor houses. In response, a ghastly new profession emerged- body snatching. Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, Sarah Halter, will talk the history of anatomical education and body snatching in Indiana and the scandals, public outcries, and court cases that finally led to change.

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October 9, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm