Seeking the Truth Behind Books Bound in Human Skin

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Five of the 8,000 books in John Stockon Hough’s collection held a dark secret – their bindings, while ordinary in appearance, were made of human skin. Three were about women’s medicine, bound in Mary Lynch’s skin, a patient who died under his care. It is unknown whose skin was used to bind the other two books. Only Hough would know as he bound those himself. Read full article here

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