The History of Leith

January 20, 2013

Robert Knox

Robert Knox, FRSE FRCSE MWS (4 September 1791 – 20 December 1862) was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist. He was the most popular lecturer in anatomy in Edinburgh before his involvement in the Burke and Hare body-snatching case. This ruined his career, and a later move to London did not improve matters. His later pessimistic view of humanity contrasted with his youthful attachment to the ideas of Étienne Geoffroy.for more click here

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