The old theory of Stephen Knight about the Jack the Ripper murders has been revived. It's a very long book, but here is a review: GQ Magazine Review.
Even the review is a bit garbage, but it is long.
So Freemasons are back in the frame. I might even buy the book just to see how wrong Robinson is about the Craft.
Long ago I came to the conclusion that Jack the Ripper is a myth. There were 4 or 5 separate murderers in London that summer.
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Post by billmcelligott on Oct 19, 2015 13:08:02 GMT
I have in the past advanced the idea that these ripper murders were a crude form of medical reseach / investigation.
This is an overview of medical knowledge at the time.
Early Victorian ideas of human physiology involved a clear understanding of anatomy (at least among experts; but the populace often had hazy knowledge of the location and role of internal organs), allied to a concept of vital forces focused on the hematological and nervous systems that now seems closer to the ancient 'humours' than to present-day models. Little was known of biochemistry or endocrinology. www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/h/health-and-medicine-in-the-19th-century/
I can imagine an over zealous newbie being curious as to the workings of a living body. But I doubt we will ever be sure
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