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Grave Robbing MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Grave Robbing
Tree Number(s)
I01.198.240.385
Unique ID
D019356
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019356
Annotation
usually in historical contexts; check appropriate history tags if pertinent
Scope Note
Stealing of corpses after burial, especially for medical dissection. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in the absence of laws governing the acquisition of dissecting material for the study of anatomy, the needs of anatomy classes were met by surreptitious methods: body-snatching and grave robbing. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; from Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 4th ed, p447; from Castiglioni, A History of Medicine, 2d ed, p676)
Entry Term(s)
Grave Robbery
NLM Classification #
WZ 320
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2015/07/01
Grave Robbing Preferred
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