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The Murder Trial of William Palmer, Surgeon

The Murder Trial of William Palmer, Surgeon

This recording is a dramatization of the 1855 murder trial of British surgeon William Palmer, who was accused of poisoning John Parsons Cook. The case is one of the most notorious murders of the 19th century. Working from historic record, attorney Bernard Rosenberg and professor Wallace House re-created the trial, which includes the opening remarks of the Crown’s Attorney-General and of the Defense Attorney, selected testimony from witnesses, and closing summations. The liner notes include a complete transcript of the performance.

Track Listing

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The Prosecution: The Attorney General, Ishmael Fisher Eric House 3:54
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The Prosecution: Elizabeth Mills Eric House 6:28
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The Prosecution: William Henry Jones, Charles Newton Eric House 6:24
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The Prosecution: William Vernon Stevens, Dr. John Thomas Harland, Charles John Devonshire Eric House 7:37
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The Prosecution: John Boycott, John Myatt Eric House 1:07
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The Prosecution: Samuel Cheshire, Captain John Haines Hatton, George Bates Eric House 3:03
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The Prosecution: Thomas Blizzard Curling - Surgeon Eric House 2:53
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The Prosecution: Dr. Robert Todd, Sir Benjamin Brodie Eric House 5:15
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The Prosecution: Caroline Hickson, Francis Taylor - Surgeon Eric House 1:52
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The Prosecution: Dr. Alfred Taylor, Professor Robert Chris- tison, Thomas Pratt - Solicitor, Thomas Smedon Strawbridge Eric House 9:38
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The Defense: Defense Attorney Eric House 7:25
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The Defense: Thomas Nunneley - Surgeon Eric House 4:16
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The Defense: Dr. Francis Wrightson, Richard Partridge - Surgeon Eric House 5:15
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The Defense: Dr. George Robinson Eric House 3:00
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The Defense: George Myatt Eric House 0:39
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The Summation: Attorney General Eric House 15:20
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Charge to the Jury, The: Lord Campbell Eric House 3:51
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The Sentence: Lord Campbell Eric House 2:00
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