The Anatomy Murders

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 first book to situate their story against the social and cultural forces that were bringing early nineteenth-century England into modernity.

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

Lisa Rosner

2009 | 336 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $24.95
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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