Burke and Hare were well known resurrection men who supplied fresh corpses to the Edinburgh Anatomical Schools often by murder. Each London anatomical student needed at least three bodies during their training. The only legitimate supply was from the gallows which yielded just 52 bodies in 1831.
So was Edinburgh the only place to have seen murder just for the trade in human corpses or did London have its own burkers?
There will be a Q&A session after the talk.
Date and Time: 31 October, 14:00 (UK) note to our overseas attendees - in the UK clocks go back one hour on 25 October
Speaker: Alec Tritton
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