The Infamous Burke and Hare

The Infamous Burke and Hare

Serial Killers and Resurrectionists of Nineteenth Century Edinburgh

Book - 2009
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"William Burke and William Hare aided inquisitive Scottish surgeons who competed for anatomical breakthroughs by experimenting on human corpses. This account not only explores the work of the resurrectionists, it reflects the nature of serial killers, 1820s criminal law, and Edinburgh's early role as a seat of European medical research"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009
ISBN: 9780786444038
Branch Call Number: 364.152 Gordon
Characteristics: viii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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