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

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Convicted women are working the fire pumps. The lettering suggests the women pumping the fire pumps are some of the strongest inmates. There is some speculation that these women are in prison for infanticide.

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In this video, the life of William Burke is represented as images from when he was a toddler to after his death. These images are positioned around a brain because it provides a visual representation of the humanity and logic of William Burke.…

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An emotional image series of a collage representing Locke's ideas on Mens Rea. The images are in the order to view. The black and white images are the soul's thoughts while the color is the body's thoughts. The images progress from a thought to a…

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6 mini cartoons representing the 1700s ideas about homosexuality as a sin. We see two men in a relationship in the 1st cartoon and in the last one we see an angel with a flaming sword, representing what the law in the 1700s thought of homosexuality…

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William Burke is depicted in his prison cell shacked to the floor by heavy iron chains . He is wearing a frock coat, cravat and trousers. He is standing with his hands clasped. The printed title is Burke, the Murderer!!, below this in italics 'Drawn…

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Robbers are being hung for the crimes in a public hall.

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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…

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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'…
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