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Posted March 22. 2018 1:44PM

Father of American birth control stole two corpses on the way to starting medical school in NH

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In 1822 he entered Hanover Medical College (now Dartmouth College). After he heard a rumor that the school would pay $50 for a cadaver he robbed two graves on the way to New Hampshire. Only one corpse made it, but his anatomy professor informed him that he could not use it due to the warm weather and gave him $20 to get rid of it. Knowlton was later tried for grave-robbing and disposing of a body, convicted of illegal dissection, and given two months in the county jail.


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