The Doctors' Riot of 1788


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. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: medical history, New York, medical school, exhumations, exhumation, 18th century, riots, grave robbing