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It's 1828 and you're a medical student at the world-famous Edinburgh university. You are keen to start dissecting bodies to learn all about anatomy, but be careful who you buy your body from- some people will do anything to get their hands on one! This book explores the body-snatching craze that gripped 19th century Britain, including the infamous Burke and Hare murders. The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of the darker side of 19th century science.

Avoid meeting a body snatcher! - Fiona Macdonald

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Title
Avoid meeting a body snatcher!
Author
Fiona Macdonald
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Book House
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20090603

It's 1828 and you're a medical student at the world-famous Edinburgh university. You are keen to start dissecting bodies to learn all about anatomy, but be careful who you buy your body from- some people will do anything to get their hands on one! This book explores the body-snatching craze that gripped 19th century Britain, including the infamous Burke and Hare murders. The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of the darker side of 19th century science.

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Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in adult education and in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Medicine - Great Britain - History - 19th century - Juvenile literature.|Body snatching - Scotland - History - 19th century - Juvenile literature.|Great Britain - Social conditions - 19th century - Juvenile literature.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
32

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