In 1875, Chicago's county hospital was located in the South Side. Even then it was considered old and rickety. The morgue was an out-house attached to the hospital. It was located apart from the main building because of the bad odor coming from it. Only during winter months did the place did not smell like a charnel house.
THe Corpse Smuggler
At the Chapra railway station in India a man was arrested under suspicion of smuggling skeletal human remains. In his luggage he had 16 human skulls and 34 skeletons. He is thought to be part of a larger corpse smuggling ring that was taking the bones to China.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer