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A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream
by Angus McLaren
University of Chicago Press, 1993
Paper: 978-0-226-56068-7 | Cloth: 978-0-226-56067-0
Library of Congress Classification HV6535.G6L6564 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.15230942165

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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