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the act or practice of robbing a grave to obtain a cadaver for dissection.
Historical Examples

The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure Rex Beach
The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812 James Blake Bailey
The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
The Great Riots of New York 1712 to 1873 J.T. Headley
The World of Homer Andrew Lang
Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
The History of Burke and Hare George Mac Gregor
Corea or Cho-sen A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor


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