Jack the Ripper – Butcher or Surgeon?

Surg inst 2019.PNG19th Century Surgical Instruments: Wellcome Collection

Dr Lyttleton Forbes Winslow continued his considerations on the identity of Jack the Ripper in his ‘Recollections’ (1910):

After the fifth and sixth murders, however, I changed my views. The exact similarity in the method of murder and the horrible evisceration of the body showed too much of a methodical nature ever to belong to a man who committed the deeds in a fit of epileptic furor.

Considerable anatomical knowledge was displayed by the murderer, which would seem to indicate that his occupation was that of a butcher or a surgeon.

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