anatomy murder

anatomy murder

Murder committed with the sole purpose of selling the cadaver to anatomists or scientists for teaching or research.
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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 Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes.
However, The Anatomy Murders does not merely reinvestigate an old scandal.
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.
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 Pennsylvania University Press 336pp 19.50 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978 0812241914
Overall The Anatomy Murders is at its best when it breaks free of Burke and Hare to discuss the history of anatomy studies in their time and related matters.