She sold her body for gingerbread

Requesting "all the ginger-bread she could eat" in exchange for her body after death initially struck me as a bizarre detail. But the more I think about it, the more reasonable it seems given that condemned prisoners often request cookies, candy, junk food, etc. as their last meal.

Whiting Weekly News - Jan 25, 1890

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 18, 2023
     Category: Death | Food | Prisons | Experiments | Nineteenth Century

I suspect the medical students had read Frankenstein.
Posted by ges on 11/18/23 at 07:31 PM
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