Diary of a Resurrectionist Thursday 30th January 1812

Thursday 30th
Went to St Thomas’s, at home all night.

What Mr Naples was doing at St Thomas’s on these nights when no exhuming, no noted orders and no payment-receiving seem to have been happening is impossible to certainly know. However, several contemporary surgeons, including Bransby Cooper and John Flint South note that the resurrection Men could often be found about the dissection theatres.


About theresurrectionists

My name is Kirsty Chilton. I am a Medical Historian working in London and relentlessly searching for the body snatchers of 18th and 19th century London. Currently, the content of this blog is a personal project to repost and comment on the diary of 19th century Resurrectionist Joseph Naples 200 years from the time it was written.
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