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Knox.jpg
From National Galleries Scotland, About this artwork
The leading teacher of anatomy in the 1820s, Dr Knox is best known today for his implication in the murders carried out by Burke and Hare, the most notorious in Scottish history. They had sold the…

playing cards.jpeg
This is a set of nine playing cards from the eighteenth century that have a twisted context. The cards each depict a range of catergories including: fourtune, death, marriage, gentleman, crimes, honour, graden, industry, and time.

west port murders.jpg
This is the title page of the bookWest Port Murderswhich is said to be an true account of the Burke and Hare Murders, spefcifically the trial and execution of Burke. The site also has the remainer of the book for public view.

The Old Jail in Edinburgh.png
Painting of a jail in Edinburgh

bodysnatcher.jpg
According to the Wellcome Collection, "The Oxford English dictionary defines 'pitch-plaster' as 'A dressing containing pitch, used as a depilatory. Also: a dressing containing Burgundy pitch, used in the treatment of chest and rheumatic disorders'…

Burkeing the constitution of England!!!!!.jpg
This painting is also known as "Burkeing the constitution of England!!!!!". According to the Wellcome Collection, "John Bull lies on a bed, resting his head on a tick-covered bolster. The Duke of Wellington tries with his left hand to asphyxiate him…

andrew-borden.jpg
The body of Andrew Bordon, after he was murdered and his face was disfigured with a hatchet. His wife was also brutely murdered with 19 blows. The crime investigation and trials suspected that Lizzie Borden, his youngest daughter, had actually been…

african_american_graveyard_1050x700.jpg
In the 19th century, students at American medical schools stole the corpses of recently-buried African Americans to be used for dissection.

Kays-plan-1836.jpg
The map shows the city layout of Edinburgh and emphasizes the difference between Old Town and New Town. "The medieval pattern of narrow closes and wynds on the Old Town contrasts with the broad, elegant squares and circuses of the classically…
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