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Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Society & Culture, History

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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

The Doctors' Riot of 1788

July 16th, 2014

Episode 678 of 1008 episodes

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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