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Burke and Hare: The Anatomy Murderers of Edinburgh

They lured people to their deaths, then sold the cadavers to medical schools.

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  • An illustration of Dr. Robert Knox.

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  • Mrs. Hare’s lodging house, where many of the murders took place.

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  • The final two victims: James “Daft Jamie” Wilson (left) and Mary Docherty (right).

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  • A large crowd attends Burke’s public execution.

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  • Burke’s skeleton, on display at the Anatomy Museum in Edinburgh.