|Title||:||if a body needs a body just call burke and hare|
|Plot||:||+ Two gents of old Scotland supply dead bodies on demand for the medical profession. Business is very good! The story was previously dramatized on April 25, 1935 on "The Police Reporter" (see cat. #100125). Edinburgh in 1826 was a city famous for medical schools. When a student entered medical school he studied anatomy and at school cut up a cadaver except there weren’t enough cadavers, executed criminals were the only limited source of supply therefore a new occupation sprang up and flourished – grave snatching and still the supply didn’t meet the demand. So as in every profession there were those who looked for shortcuts...|
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