Hunter & Smellie: Resurrectionists

“Founders of British obstetrics ‘were callous murderers’. William Hunter and William Smellie commissioned a regular supply of corpses so they could study the physical effects of pregnancy, argues a respected historian.” OK, not exactly hot news — these events occurred 250 years ago. But if you want inspiration for your next medical thriller/horror visit this site  — or obtain the recently published paper from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Or Google the names and you’ll find loads of info. Apparently, they were responsible for the murder of up to 40 pregnant women. Gruesome stuff.