Tuesday, October 5

burke and hare

Auld reekie
? Check. Slop buckets? A must. Gallows humor? Got it in spades (couldn't resist...) This is loosely the 1820's story of Burke and Hare, graverobbers who sold cadavers to Edinburgh's Dr. Knox, an egotistical quackanatomy lecturer. B&H went on to then murder some of the lower orders to create a steady supply of bodies.

Looks squeemish/slapstick funny. This story may be unknown stateside but v well known in Scotland. We even did a school play about it... family entertainment! I was 3rd medical student on the left... murmur murmur rhubarb rhubarb.