Burke and Hareby William Roughead
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Painstaking effort was taken to create an eBook specifically formatted for the nook. There are linked TOC and end notes for ease of navigation. Some minor corrections were made to the text, but it was largely left as is. In addition to the original text, I have included photos from the original book as well as additional photos that depict Edinburgh, Scotland, roughly during the same time period and images of subjects associated with Burke and Hare. Additionally, I have included a number of transcribed American newspaper articles that recount the scandal.
Long before the infamous Jack the Ripper terrorized London’s East End, the Williams Burke and Hare were slyly murdering their way through the streets of Edinburgh, far surpassing the number of bodies the Ripper left in his wake. While the resurrectionists were content to dig up already buried bodies to sell to the dissection rooms of the local Medical school, Burke and Hare found serial murder and the delivery of fresh corpses more their style. From February 1828 through October 1828, the two men relied on drink to incapacitate their victims before smothering them, and selling their bodies for cold, hard cash.
Follow their trials, along with those of their wives, and discover how the medical establishment and the English language were forever affected.
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