The Dissection Of Jeremy Bentham

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Jeremy Bentham's corpse sits in a discreet cloister of London University. He died in 1832, having arranged for his corpse to be dissected. Historian Ruth Richardson explores the world of body snatching and medical research which prompted this remarkable political act.

The remains of Jeremy Bentham's reside today in a discreet cloister of London University. He died in 1832, having arranged to have his corpse dissected. Historian Ruth Richardson explores the world of 19th-century medical research which prompted this remarkable political act.

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The remains of Jeremy Bentham reside in a discreet cloister at London

University. He died in 1832, having arranged to have his own corpse dissected. Historian Ruth Richardson explores the difficulties which beset 19th-century medical research and prompted his remarkable act. Producer Virginia Crompton

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Unknown: Jeremy Bentham

Unknown: Ruth Richardson

Producer: Virginia Crompton