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The Times (London).
16 April 1966

PROFESSOR'S VIEW ON RIPPER RELICS

Sketches made by a doctor at the scene of one of the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888, found in the basement of the London Hospital, are discussed by Professor Francis E. Camps in an article in The London Hospital Gazette published yesterday. Also found was an official plan of the scene of the killing which was produced at the inquest on Catherine Eddowes, a prostitute.

Reconstructing the night of the killing, Professor Camps says the murderer's route could be traced from Mitre Square, scene of the crime, across Houndsditch and Middlesex Street to Goulston Street, off which part of the victim's apron was found.

The article adds that if a sketch of the wound is correct, the assailant had no anatomical skill. One doctor at the time stated that he had, on the ground that one kidney had been removed. The sketch shows a jagged stomach wound.

Also reproduced in the gazette are several letters signed Jack the Ripper, which were sent to the police and newspapers at the time. It has been doubted whether the writer and the murderer were the same person. But Professor Camps says it is of interest that both the kidney left in the body and one sent with a letter to Mr. George Lusk, then chairman of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, showed severe Bright's disease.


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