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- DescriptionAmong the ablest anatomical teachers of his day, Robert Kx (1791-1862) also busied himself with the study of zoology and ethlogy. Prepared by his pupil and colleague Henry Lonsdale (1816-76), this 1870 biography explores the scope of Kx's scientific research and the nature of his character. It describes how Kx developed at Edinburgh one of the most significant anatomical schools in Britain, playing a dominant role in expanding the comparative anatomy collection held by the city's Royal College of Surgeons. Despite his eminence and popularity as a lecturer, his reputation was deeply tarnished by his association with the torious murderers Hare and Burke, who had provided Kx with bodies for dissection. Drawing on surviving correspondence and information gathered from friends and colleagues, Lonsdale's work stands as a robust defence and sympathetic portrait of a prominent yet controversial figure in the history of nineteenth-century medicine.
- Author(s)Henry Lonsdale
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication05/09/2013
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note2 b/w illus.
- Weight570 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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