Thomas Gallagher

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Mr. Gallagher, an established writer of both fiction and nonfiction, discovered the gruesome events described above while doing research for a history of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. His book, to be published by Harcourt, Brace & World in October to commemorate the medical school’s two-hundredth anniversary, will be called The Doctors’ Story .

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June 1967

Columbia College presented a peaceful exterior in 1788, but inside its medical laboratories something strange was going on; and under cover of darkness freshly interred bodies were disappearing from nearby burying grounds