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During the 19th Century the Scottish capital of Edinburgh was leading the way in medical advancements.
None more so than in the study of the anatomy of the human body, but this in turn lead to a severe shortage of corpses for teaching and research purposes.
But for Burke and Hare this was a money making opportunity..
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