Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic: Electrifying Medicine Pt. 4 – Memory Loss

Onxyfeld, Late Winter 1872 Last week we witnessed first-hand the electric ‘resurrection’ of George Forster in 1803. This gruesome act was performed by a charismatic, exuberant scientist named Giovanni Aldini, hell-bent on challenging the perception of life and death as we knew it. In short, as you might imagine, this is someone I could share a […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – The Resurrection Men, Pt 4 – Execution

Up the close and doun the stair, But and ben wi’ Burke and Hare. Burke’s the butcher, Hare’s the thief, Knox the boy that buys the beef. —19th-century Edinburgh skipping rhyme Onyxfeld –Early winter This is the fourth and final in a series of essays on a most infamous yet necessary contributor to modern anatomical […]

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