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The Mortsafe: Or How To Protect Your Loved Ones From The Bodysnatchers

By Gerard @presurfer
The Mortsafe: Or How To Protect Your Loved Ones From The Bodysnatchersimage credit: Martyn Gorman cc
Medical students in the United Kingdom of the eighteenth century faced a quandary. They had been accustomed to using the corpses of executed criminals to study anatomy. However, the annual demand for bodies to dissect by the growing medical profession surpassed ten times that number.
A thriving and historically infamous bodysnatching trade arose. Those mourning the loss of a loved one soon developed a weapon against this: the mortsafe.

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