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McCracken-Flesher, Caroline
The doctor dissected : a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders / Caroline McCracken-Flesher
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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 4th Floor  PR8518 .M33 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Burke, William, 1792-1829
Hare, William, 1792?-1870?
Knox, Robert, 1791-1862
Subject(s) Literature and history -- Scotland
Crime in popular culture -- Scotland
English literature -- Scottish authors -- History and criticism
Murder in mass media
National characteristics, Scottish, in literature
Subject Edinburgh (Scotland)
Physical Description xiv, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-262) and index
Contents Medicine, murder, and Scottish story: Doctor Knox and Burke and Hare -- The story begins: The law versus the press, and the doctor versus Walter Scott -- Enlightened system versus religious sympathy: The sensational tales of Alexander Leigton and David Pae -- Dissecting the doctor: Mr. Jekyll, Dr. Hyde, and Robert Knox -- Anatomizing the audience: James Bridie, melodrama, and the movies -- Bringing out the dead: Silent victims speak in Alasdair Gray's Poor things -- Resting in pieces? Present comforts or restless futures in Ian Rankin's Scotland

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