Dr Robert Knox, 1791 - 1862. Surgeon, anatomist and ethnologist [a

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Dr Robert Knox, 1791 - 1862. Surgeon, anatomist and ethnologist [a

Description

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 bodies of their victims to Knox for use in dissections at his anatomy school. He was never prosecuted, but was eventually forced to leave Edinburgh under public pressure and unable to attract classes to his lectures. He died in London where he is buried in an unmarked grave.

Creator

David Octavius Hill Robert Adamson

Source

National Galleries Scotland

Publisher

National Galleries Scotland

Date

1843

Contributor

Bryce Malone

Rights

National Galleries Scotland

Format

photograph

Language

English

Identifier

PGP HA 524

Files

Knox.jpg

Citation

David Octavius Hill Robert Adamson , “Dr Robert Knox, 1791 - 1862. Surgeon, anatomist and ethnologist [a,” Enlightenmens, accessed October 1, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/889.

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