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The doctor dissected : a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders / Caroline McCracken-Flesher.

  • McCracken-Flesher, Caroline.
[2012], ©2012
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New York : Oxford University Press, [2012], ©2012.

Physical description

xiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Medicine, murder, and Scottish story: Doctor Knox and Burke and Hare -- The story begins: The law versus the press, and the doctor versus Walter Scott -- Enlightened system versus religious sympathy: The sensational tales of Alexander Leigton and David Pae -- Dissecting the doctor: Mr. Jekyll, Dr. Hyde, and Robert Knox -- Anatomizing the audience: James Bridie, melodrama, and the movies -- Bringing out the dead: Silent victims speak in Alasdair Gray's Poor things -- Resting in pieces? Present comforts or restless futures in Ian Rankin's Scotland.


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    History of Medicine
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