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Tales From the Dark Side II: The Anatomy of Robert Knox

Event | 1 November, 2017, 7:00 PM

​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.

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Tales From the Dark Side III: Mr Birch's Electrical Laboratory

Event | 8 November, 2017, 7:00 PM

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.

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Books of Blood: Objects Lost and Found Workshop

Workshop | 23 November, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This gruesome ‘show and tell’ workshop sees images of mysterious, unique, and bloody objects ‘lost’ in the Science Museum’s archives uncovered in a way that enables the curious history of each piece, and its relationship to blood and the body, to be sensationally recovered or ‘found’.

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