474 Dead Children 'Used for Anatomical Research' in Ireland

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 26, 2014 10:57 AM

The remains of 474 children who died in Irish hospitals and mother and baby homes were used for anatomical research over a period of 25 years, it was revealed yesterday. The Irish Independent reports that the remains of the "unclaimed bodies" were transferred to four universities between 1940 and 1965 for "study of the anatomy and the structure of the human body" before academics put a stop to the practice.