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someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

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What do counterfeiters, body snatching, and Abraham Lincoln have in common?
The 'Burbs HANKS' talent for slapstick is in full effect in this entertaining '89 comedy about a group of suburbanite busybodies who suspect their creepy new neighbours are body snatching cannibals.
For the state to simply assume it has the right to my organs without specific permission is surely little better than old fashioned body snatching.
Contrary to expectations, an animalist insistence on uninterrupted bodily continuity between this life and the next does not involve deceptive body snatching.
It is not possible to draw from the historical precedents available to us, where bodies for study were obtained through unethical practices including body snatching and murder, and the challenge to the present-day discipline of anatomy is whether it is possible to shed all semblance of this unsavoury past.
A CATHOLIC priest has been charged with 'body snatching' after the remains of a child 'saint' were dug up in the Midlands.
Rebecca Skloot mentions (another authorial red herring) that in the early part of the twentieth century, "Black corpses were routinely exhumed from graves for research, and an underground shipping industry kept [medical] schools in the North supplied with black bodies from the South for anatomy courses." So let's take a moment to talk about body snatching, the stealing of cadavers for study in medical schools.
He told us of the ins and outs of body snatching and dissection.
"This can avoid such allegations as body snatching," he said, adding that the department should be placed under the Prime Minister's Department.
The grisly story received perhaps more media attention than any such scandal since a wave of body snatching in the 18th century.
As well as waxing lyrical about the myth and legend which surround Jack the Ripper, Rory is also a self-taught expert on the unexpected subject of body snatching.