SYMHC Classics: The Doctors' Riot of 1788

09.28.2019 - By Stuff You Missed in History Class

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We're revising a 2014 episode today. In the late 1700s, medical colleges needed cadavers for educational dissection, but there were no legal means for obtaining them. This led to some unorthodox dealings in the acquiring of bodies, and brought New York to a fever pitch in 1788. 
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