Robert Knox is best known for having bought the bodies of at least sixteen murder victims from Burke and Hare, a trade that came to light in the Edinburgh anatomy scandal of 1828. Hare turned King’s evidence, Burke was hanged, dissected and displayed, but Knox was never prosecuted.
Set within the context of the 'new age' of electrical discoveries, the lecture will introduce Mr Birch's 'electrical table' and the therapeutic methods he used to overcome great suffering, as seen via his Hospital patients' case histories. Via these newly found papers, we can see how Mr Birch's practice drew to the Hospital many otherwise thought to be 'incurable' patients, how he attracted referrals of the more famous practitioners such as John Hunter and how this work even inspired art works to be made.
Official UK Book Launch and Talk for "The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine"Talk | 16 November, 2017, 7:00 PM
This is the official UK book launch for Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris' "The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine".
A bizarre horror fantasy which combines a psycho-killer plot with The Phantom of the Opera.