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VCU to Memorialize Remains Used by Med Students

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University is working on plans to memorialize the remains of African-Americans whose bodies were used by medical students in the 19th century.
    
Last week, a committee of VCU and community representatives met to begin the planning process, which will include the public.
    
Crews discovered the remains in 1994 during construction of the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building.
    
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the remains are from cadavers, corpses and amputations that likely were used in medical dissections. Many are believed to have been obtained illegally.
    

    
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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