The Anatomy Murders: A History of the Notorious Burke and Hare Murder Case

Dr. Lisa Rosner
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 - 2 p.m.

Dr. Lisa Rosner

Dr. Lisa Rosner will speak on her newest book, “The Anatomy Murders: A History of the Notorious Burke and Hare Murder Case.”  “The Anatomy Murders” details a gruesome case in which 16 people were killed to provide cadavers for an anatomy teacher. 

Dr. Rosner earned a Ph.D. in History of Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in History from Princeton University. She is Professor of History of the School of Arts and Humanities at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Dr. Rosner served as the editor of “The Technological Fix,” (Routledge, 2004) and penned “Ants in the Academy: Formic Acid and the Dissemination of Natural Knowledge in Enlightenment Universities” (Eighteenth Century Thought 2, 2004). She was awarded the Herdegen Fellowship in 2009 and is an Ullyot Scholar at the Chemical Heritage Foundation for 2009-2010.