History's Mysteries: Body Snatchers DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
In the late 18th century, graves in Europe often turned up empty, prompting the superstitious and ignorant to imagine raids by ghouls and monsters. In fact, the people responsible for interrupting the final rest of these souls were the forefathers of today's surgeons.
BODY SNATCHERS examines one of the more distasteful chapters in the history of medicine. Attempting to discover the mysteries of the human body, 18th century anatomists needed subjects to work on, and the most readily available were the recently demised!
Of course, they had to be removed from their graves, a task that required strong backs, stronger stomachs and nerves of steel.
Some of the so called "resurrectionists" were caught and met with harsh punishment, but others successfully liberated many corpses and conducted important experiments on their unknowing subjects.
HISTORY'S MYSTERIES™ uncovers the shocking story of the long-ago "doctors" who operated on the dead.