Prescription for Murder The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream

ISBN-10: 0226560686

ISBN-13: 9780226560687

Edition: 1995

Authors: Angus McLaren
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Description: From 1877 to 1892, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered seven women, all prostitutes or patients seeking abortions, in England and North America. A Prescription for Murder begins with Angus McLaren's vividly detailed story of the killings. Using press reports and police dossiers, McLaren investigates the links between crime and respectability to reveal a remarkable range of Victorian sexual tensions and fears. McLaren explores how the roles of murderer and victim were created, and how similar tensions might contribute to the onslaught of serial killing in today's society.

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Dramatis Personae
Introduction
The Crimes
The Time and Place
The Murders
The Police
The Suspect
The Trial
The Context
Prostitution
Abortion
Blackmail
Doctors
Detectives
Degenerates
Women
Conclusion
Afterword
Notes
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Bibliography
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