TIL-In the 1800s, William Burke & William Hare realized Edinburgh University medical school paid for cadavers, so they made money by having Hare, a landlord, rent to Edinburgh’s poor community; Burke would then get them drunk and suffocate them. This killing method would come to be called “Burking.”

Read more: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Burke-Hare-infamous-murderers-graverobbers/

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