Publication Date

Winter 11-30-2019

Subject Area

Section 2: The Room Where It Happens: Political Response to a Crisis


The Anatomy Act of 1832, a story of bodysnatching and dissections, changed the face of anatomy in 19th century Britain with its somewhat violent beginnings, controversial creation, and important ramifications towards medicine and society.

About the Author

Rebecca Burrows is a senior History and Medical Humanities double major from Tea, South Dakota. While at Harding, she currently is serving as the President of Phi Alpha Theta, Vice President of Chi Omega Pi social club, and the Anatomy and Physiology II Teacher’s Assistant. After graduation, she plans to take a gap year before pursuing her master’s, and hopefully doctoral, degree in history.