Thyroid Goiter History 101: Knowing the Past but Quackery Continues Today.
Human traffic in skin and other body parts today from countries like Ukraine.
In 17-18 century human skin from human corpses was used to treat goiters. Executioners made money selling different parts of the corpse for medical treatment. The fat of dispatched criminals were processed into “man’s grease or oil of humans.” The patient placed the human corpse skin across the neck to prevent or cure goiter.
Today a good use of skin is fish skin to treat burns.
16 th century textbook by Andreas Vesalius of an autopsy.