Gruesome History of Eating Corpses for Medicines

Egyptians embalming a corpse. (Bettmann / Corbis)

People Have Eaten Corpses to Cure Many Ills, But Did it Work?

Heath Editor’s Note: Just when you think you have heard it all….you find out you are a long way from it.  People used to eat human blood, fat, and bones as remedies for various medical afflictions.  You might ask where they got these human parts.  Well, there was once a job with the title of  ‘gravedigger’ and those who practiced this robbed graves and sold the body parts.  Ewww!….Carol



Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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