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Burnstrum, Dr. Dr. Burnstrum was created by R. Anthony and appeared in “The Parasitic Hand” (Weird Tales, Nov. 1926) and “The Spectral Lover” (Weird Tales, Apr. 1928).

Dr. Burnstrum is a medical physician who has been a practicing G.P. for twenty years. In that time he has encountered a variety of strange cases, such as a new, parasitic hand suddenly appearing on a young man’s body. The hand seems to be sentient and tries to stab the young man. When the hand is amputated from the young man’s body, the hand takes on a life of its own.

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