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

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

by Lisa Rosner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812221763
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/18/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 719,417
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lisa Rosner is Professor of History at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and author of The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Burke and Hare Murders

Chapter 1 The Corpus Delicti
Chapter 2 The Anatomy Wars
Chapter 3 Burking Invented
Chapter 4 Sold to Dr. Knox
Chapter 5 Based on a True Story
Chapter 6 The Dangerous Classes
Chapter 7 Anonymous Subjects
Chapter 8 The Criminal Mind
Chapter 9 Crime Scene: Edinburgh
Chapter 10 Day in Court
Chapter 11 All That Remains

Cost of Characters
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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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 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was very long and spent to much time on anatomy classes and not the murders. The book would have been a much better read without all the in-depth details on how anatomy classes were conducted during that time period.
rosielibrarian on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A fascinating story but it got a bogged down in several places with details about other crimes and criminal cases in Edinburgh. The author obviously did extensive research, but I wanted her to focus more on Burke and Hare.