TIL about the Society of Mutual Autopsy, established on 1876 by French anthropologists, whose rule was that each member had, on his death, to deliver his body (especially the brain) to the group for autopsy

Read the Story

Show Top Comments

Wednesday night was open Mike night.

Elbowsknees

Surely, to have the body delivered, not to deliver it themselves

bsquiggle1

That’d be super weird. Cutting into and disassembling someone you once knew on a daily basis.

derUnholyElectron

Quite beautiful really, a society based on the notion that it’s what’s inside that counts

HardPawns

OG “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.”

rapiertwit