In the early 19th century, a huge demand for fresh bodies fuelled the gruesome practice of body snatching© Museum of London Archaeology
An excavation undertaken in 2006 by Museum of London Archaeology uncovered a forgotten burial ground, in use between 1825 and 1841, at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel© Science Museum, Science and Society Picture Library
The excavation revealed 262 burials, revealing a period when the hospital bypassed the body snatchers and used their unclaimed, deceased patients for dissection practice© Museum of London
This Joseph Towne wax model was created for the 1851 Great Exhibition© Gordon Museum, King's College London
The impact of the examinations is revealed in a display combining human remains with exquisite illustrations, objects and multimedia interpretation© Museum of London Archaeology
- Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men is at the Museum of London until April 14 2013. Read our Preview.