Friday, September 05, 2008

Victorian Unpleasantness

Found this on my travels, a cleverly done Murder Map of London in 1888 from The Times archive. As today, the victorian media covers the crime in code. A doctor is found guilty of murdering a patient 'who was not in the condition she thought she was in'. She died what must have been an excruciating death from peritonitus after what looks a lot like a botched and unnecessary abortion. Dark materials.

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