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The anatomy murders : being the true and spectacular history of Edinburgh's notorious Burke and Hare, and of the man of science who abetted them in the commission of their most heinous crimes

Author: Lisa Rosner
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text situates the story of Burke and Hare against the social and cultural forces that were bringing early 19th-century Britain into modernity. Each of the murder victims provides a window on a different aspect of this world in transition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2009018495
(OCoLC)320800017
Named Person: William Hare; William Burke; William Burke; William Hare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Rosner
ISBN: 9780812203554 0812203550 0812221761 9780812221763
OCLC Number: 794700615
Language Note: In English.
Notes: OldControl:muse9780812203554.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 328 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The corpus delicti --
The anatomy wars --
Burking invented --
Sold to Dr. Knox --
Based on a true story --
The dangerous classes --
Anonymous subjects --
The criminal mind --
Crime scene : Edinburgh --
Day in court --
All that remains.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Lisa Rosner.
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Burke and Hare were the first serial killers to capture media attention, accused of killing sixteen people in order to sell their cadavers as "subjects" for dissection. The Anatomy Murders is the  Read more...

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