The 1932 Anatomy Act | The Beauty of Anatomy

Adam Rutherford discusses the 1832 Anatomy Act, which decided that the bodies of people from work houses could be taken for dissection.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 1'15''
  • Broadcast year: 2014
Curriculum Connection
  • History | Medicine in Britain, c1000-present | c1700-c1900: Medicine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain | Approaches to prevention and treatment

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: The Beauty of Anatomy
  • Episode: Gray's Anatomy