NT2573 : Burke And Hare Were A Terrible Pair

taken 10 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Burke And Hare Were A Terrible Pair
Burke And Hare Were A Terrible Pair
Casts of the deadly duo who stalked the wynds and closes of the Old Town in the 1820s on the look-out for potential victims whose corpses could be sold to the doctors for up to 10 a time. They are exhibits in the Anatomy Museum of the Edinburgh Medical School in Teviot Place. Burke's death mask is on the left and Hare's life mask is on the right. LinkExternal link

"Our Irish importation have made a great discovery of Oeconomicks, namely, that a wretch who is not worth a farthing while alive, becomes a valuable article when knockd on the head & carried to an anatomist; and acting on this principle, have cleard the streets of some of those miserable offcasts of society, whom nobody missd because nobody wishd to see them again." -- Sir Walter Scott
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Saturday, 24 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 September, 2011
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