Prince of Quacks: The Notorious Life of Dr. Francis Tumblety, Charlatan and Jack the Ripper Suspect

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McFarland, Sep 24, 2009 - History - 250 pages
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This is a biography of the controversial and flamboyant nineteenth century doctor Francis Tumblety. The doctor's exploits include arrests for complicity in the Lincoln assassination, selling abortion drugs, killing patients, indecent assault, and scrutiny as a possible suspect in the "Jack the Ripper" murders. Tumblety's sheen of respectability appeared crafted to cover his homosexuality and his provocative fields of practice.
 

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"Dr." Tumblety would probably never have become that famous (or infamous) except that he was mentioned as one of the many possible suspects when Scotland Yard was looking for Jack the Ripper. There is ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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1 Early Life 18301856
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2 Practicing in Toronto 18561857
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3 Montreal Troubles 18571858
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4 Back in Toronto 18581859
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5 Manslaughter in St John 18591860
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6 Travels in the East 18601861
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7 Civil War Washington 18611863
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11 Europe and the West 18691873
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12 English Interlude 18731880
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13 New York City Years 18801888
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14 Whitechapel Murders 1888
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15 The Aftermath in New York 18881890
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16 Retirement 18911903
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17 Final Act 19031910
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Chapter Notes
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8 A Year in Brooklyn 18631864
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9 Arrest in St Louis 1865
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10 Cincinnati Pittsburgh and Back to Brooklyn 18661869
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Timothy B. Riordan is an historical archaeologist and historian who, for 30 years, was the Chief Archaeologist at St. Mary’s City, an outdoor museum of archaeology and history in Maryland. He has written numerous professional articles and monographs. His other books include a history of Maryland in the English Civil War, 1642-1650 and a biography of Francis Tumblety, 19th-century quack doctor and one time Jack the Ripper suspect.

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