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




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