William Duell; came to life while being prepared for dissection

her. Having suffered Nov. 24, 1740, at Tyburn, his body was brought to Surgeons' Hall to be anatomised; but, after it was stripped and laid on the board, and while one of the servants was washing him, in order to be cut, he perceived life in him, and found his breath to come quicker and quicker, on which a surgeon took some ounces of blood from him; in two hours he was able to sit up in his chair, and in the evening was committed to Newgate; and his sentence (which might have been again inflicted) was changed to transportation.

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