Bloody Valentines: Two UK reviews of The Anatomy Murders

This past weekend, both the Scotsman and BBC History Magazine showed some love for Lisa Rosner's The Anatomy Murders: Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes. "In this exciting, thought-provoking study," says the Scotsman, "Rosner rescues [the Burke and Hare] story
from the chamber of horrors and replaces it at the very heart of
Edinburgh's intellectual and imaginative history." BBC History magazine review Clive Emsley says, "Rosner’s dissection of early 19th-century Edinburgh and its murky
underside is as deft as Dr Knox’s work on his cadavers. She has
produced a meticulously researched, highly readable slice of social and
medical history."

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