Holding a Book bound in Human Skin

-It is hot and muggy in the upstairs gallery of Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh. I walk past shelves upon shelves of jars that contain 18th-century specimens suspended in liquid: a severed spine here, a cancerous bowel there. Compared with the lower level of the museum, it is eerily quiet up here. This section is not open to the public and so these objects are rarely gazed upon with such naked curiosity as I am experiencing now.

Read the full article on the Huffington Post.

3 comments on “Holding a Book bound in Human Skin

  1. Ally says:

    Intriguing! Who owned the pocketbook?

  2. vadocdoc says:

    You know how to find ’em, Professor. Always makes my day to see one of your posts in my ‘inbox.’ Carry on!

  3. Serenity says:

    Very interesting!

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