We read The Knife Man, by Wendy Moore, for book club. Good review by Jim Henderson here. It's about John Hunter (1728-1793), who is considered the father of modern surgery.
It's not often you read a book where a body snatcher proves to be a true hero.
Of course, dissecting the dead is still a key feature of medical education.
To know where to cut
you need to know what
is under the skin
your patient is in.