The "Harrison Horror" of 1878

Published January 22, 2021 2,264 Views $1.96 earned

Rumble John Harrison, grandson of former president William Henry Harrison, went to the Medical College of Ohio searching for the body of a friend which had been stolen from its grave. What he found there shocked the nation, and drove a national discussion of the macabre practice of body snatching.

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