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The Worlds of Burke and Hare

The Worlds of Burke and Hare

The site uses scanned images to introduce the main historical actors in a book called The Anatomy of Murders by Lisa Rosner.  It presents various walks through the city of Edinburgh, Scotland that might have been done by people of various social positions.  The case involves William Burke and William Hare, who killed 16 people in 1828 in order to sell the cadavers to a medical lecturer named Dr. Robert Knox.

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