The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black Author E. B. Hudspeth
ISBN-10 1594746168
ISBN-13 9781594746161
Year 2013-05-21
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Quirk Books
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Philadelphia the late 1870s A city of gas lamps cobblestone streets and horse drawn carriagesand home to the controversial surgeon Dr Spencer Black The son of a grave robber young Dr Black studies at Philadelphias esteemed Academy of Medicine where he develops an unconventional hypothesis What if the worlds most celebrated mythological beastsmermaids minotaurs and satyrswere in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one The first is a fictional biography of Dr Spencer Black from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training his travels with carnivals and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life The second book is Blacks magnum opus The Codex Extinct Animalia a Grays Anatomy for mythological beastsdragons centaurs Pegasus Cerberusall rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman The Resurrectionist tells his story