7,000 Dead Bod­ies Found Un­der Hos­pi­tal

Science Illustrated - - SCIENCE UPDATE -

Ac­cord­ing to new ra­dio scans, 7,000 dead bod­ies are hid­den un­der a univer­sity in Mis­sis­sippi, USA. A men­tal hos­pi­tal was lo­cated on the site un­til 82 years ago.

In 1855-1935, the “Mis­sis­sippi State In­sane Hos­pi­tal” was si­t­u­ated where the Mis­sis­sippi Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal is lo­cated now, and up to 35,000 peo­ple with men­tal con­di­tions were hos­pi­tal­ized there over the years. Ac­cord­ing to the lo­cal Clar­ion-Ledger me­dia, one in five pa­tients died of chronic di­ar­rhoea, or “ex­hausted nerves”. Apart from the high num­ber of corpses, the new dis­cov­ery at­tracts at­ten­tion due to the fact that the dead bod­ies are buried in very nar­row coffins, which might have been com­pressed by the weight of the soil above them over the years.

Ac­cord­ing to ra­dio scans, up to 7,000 dead bod­ies are buried un­der a hos­pi­tal in Mis­sis­sippi.

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