Dr. Joseph Nash Smith’s Missouri Medical College was a leading school for physicians and part of the professionalization of medicine before the Civil War. He also required human dissection that, along with being a St. Louis character, made him one of the period’s most controversial figures as well.
"“Anatomy, Grave-Robbing, and Spiritualism in Antebellum St. Louis”,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol3/iss2/4