What That “It’s My New Book” Feel Feels Like
Seeing and feeling your newly printed book isn’t the same as saving someone’s life, but it’s close.
Irish Surgeon Becomes America’s Leading Body Snatcher
Oh, the joys of surgery. Trepanation expert Samuel Clossy brought his body snatching ways to America, ways that would one day sparkthe Doctor’s Riot of 1788.
Feuding Founders of First US Medical School
The University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine stands today as a testament to quality medical care. Its earliest years, though, were fraught with conflict between its two brilliant founders.
The Most Important Half-Finished Painting in American History
How is a half-finished painting a reflection of the great United States of America?
The Business of Body Snatching
DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE WEAK OF HEART! Otherwise, have at it. It’s a story about body snatching. Cooool.
A Tale of Two Henrys
How two men named Henry, one a writer and the other an artist, created the most enduring anatomy book of all time, Gray’s Anatomy
How a 16th Century King’s Decision Sort of Led to the Doctor’s Riot of 1788
With body snatching all the rage during the late 1700s, let’s look at who kind of, sort of, in a way started it all.
When the Publick Rose Up Against Its Doctors, Part 2
How one medical student started a riot against Columbia College