Body snatcher. Grave robber. Mad scientist. Brilliant surgeon.
And did he really hang the corpse of his daughter in Mark Twain
Cave? Plus the ghosts of the Gratiot Street Prison. Delve into the
macabre world of St. Louis's Dr. Joseph Nash
McDowell with Victoria Cosner and
Lorelei Shannon, authors of Missouri's Mad
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- Episode Preview :00
- The Halloween Crash! Happy “New Year!” (not really)
- Introduction of Missouri’s Mad Doctor McDowell:
Confederates, Cadavers and Macabre Medicine by today’s guests,
authors Victoria Cosner and Lorelei Shannon
- Victoria Cosner Bio 6:14
- Victoria was previously on episode 7 of the podcast, where we chatted about
their book, Mad Madame Lalaurie.
- Lorelei Shannon Bio 7:16
- The conversation about Mad Dr. McDowell begins!
- Who was the doctor? Was he a good person?
- Where did he get his early medical fascination from? Dr.
Ephraim McDowell – Uncle to Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell
- McDowell’s medical students were expected to supply their own
cadavers, forcing them to participate in grave
- The ghost of McDowell’s mother!
- Union troops confiscated some crazy things from the McDowell
Medical College. 20:24
- The horrors of the Gratiot Street Prison, formally the McDowell
Medical College. 23:40
- How exactly does one “bodysnatch”?
- What was Dr. McDowell up to between the years of 1827 and 1838?
- Did the fact that he lost so many children at a young age lead
to his fascination with body preservation?
- McDowell hung the corpse of his daughter Amanda in Hannibal,
Missouri’s Mark Twain Cave. 29:37
- McDowell was a spiritualist and attended a demonstration by the
famous Fox Sisters when they came through St. Louis.
- More on the building, the stories of hauntings, and the Purina
lot in St. Louis. 37:33
- What about this story creeps Victoria and Lorelei out the most?
- Has Dr. McDowell kind of been forgotten?
- McDowell and surgery during the Civil War.
- Paranerd hashtag No.
- Another audio issue of Tim Prasil’s Spectral Edition! (Coffin
Mark – Changing Ghost – Big Frog)
- Another iTunes review! This one from Darcy in Canada! Thank
- Paranerd hashtag No. 2! 58:55
- Easter Egg 59:42
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