Killer Doctors

The Ultimate Betrayal of Trust

Author: Kenneth Gibson

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906476594

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 1575

Dr Harold Shipman may have been the most notorious of his ilk, but he was not alone. Despite the high regard in which they are held by society, doctors are driven by the same desires and needs as any other human being. And they are also susceptible to those demons that make murderers of some of us. But amongst this murderous cabal, there is one thing they all have in common ... an utter contempt for human life. In this well-researched insight into what society regards as one of the ultimate betrayals of trust, Kenny Gibson details 17 cases from around the world that betray differing motives and modus operandi. Among the doctors he covers are a dictator, a revolutionary and other assorted rogues from all walks of life. They include some famous names to UK readers such as Buck Ruxton, Crippen and Harold Shipman and some not so familiar like Levi Weil and Marcel Petiot. Their need to kill and have power over one's patients engenders a fear in us that other doctors, even the innocuous GP, could commit this betrayal of trust. Who knows, perhaps there are others already out there, waiting for the right moment to start their spree and satiate their darkest needs? The contents are: Dr John Bodkin Adams: Got Away With Murder ; Dr Karl Brandt: Life Unworthy of Life; Dr Robert Buchanan: Talked himself into the Electric Chair; Dr Thomas Neill Cream: Trans-Atlantic Killer; Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen: Love Me and the World is Mine; Dr Philip Cross: No Fool like an Old Fool; Dr Francois Duvalier: Papa Doc; Dr Henry Howard Holmes: The Monster of 63rd Street; Dr Jean-Paul Marat: Revolution; Dr Josef Mengele: The Angel of Death; Dr William Palmer: What's Your Poison; Dr Marcel Petiot: House of Horror; Dr Edward Pritchard: Walter Mitty; Dr Buck Ruxton: The Jigsaw Murderer; Dr Harold Frederick Shipman: Pillar of the Community; Dr Levi Weil: The Apple Dumpling Gang; Dr Carl Weiss: Improbable Assassin.

Killer Doctors

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101205976

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 4180

Doctors have at their disposal a number of devious ways to extinguish life—and just as many motives—should they desire. Some do. In Killer Doctors, the dark side of the men in white is revealed. So are the appalling crimes of those trusted healers. • Michael Swango, a.k.a. “Dr. Death,” one of history’s most notorious serial killers who may have killed at least 35 patients. • Charles Friedgood, whose shoddy surgeries and gruesome incompetence led to murder—and exposed the AMA’s “brotherhood of silence.” • The dim Bernard Finch, whose near-farcical plot to kill his wife revealed a murder so insanely ill-conceived and executed that it left jurors dumbfounded, amused, and deadlocked. • Plus even more shocking stories of grave malpractice, morbid bedside manners, and the chilling exploitations of a privileged profession.

The Vice President The Rise Of The Word-Command Killer

The Independent Adjudicator

Author: Elina Salajeva

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742740296

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 7777

A hideous crime. A tail of death and destruction. One doctor's vision to sacrifice one in order to save hundreds. One father's quest to sacrifice hundreds in order to save one. One woman's quest to find the truth but at what cost. Will she live to tell the tale? When vengeance knows no boundaries who will attempt to stop the killer? Unstoppable!

When Doctors Kill

Who, Why, and How

Author: Joshua A. Perper,Stephen J. Cina

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441913718

Category: Medical

Page: 253

View: 1573

It would come as no surprise that many readers may be shocked and intrigued by the title of our book. Some (especially our medical colleagues) may wonder why it is even worthwhile to raise the issue of killing by doctors. Killing is clearly an- thetical to the Art and Science of Medicine, which is geared toward easing pain and suffering and to saving lives rather than smothering them. Doctors should be a source of comfort rather than a cause for alarm. Nevertheless, although they often don’t want to admit it, doctors are people too. Physicians have the same genetic library of both endearing qualities and character defects as the rest of us but their vocation places them in a position to intimately interject themselves into the lives of other people. In most cases, fortunately, the positive traits are dominant and doctors do more good than harm. While physicists and mathematicians paved the road to the stars and deciphered the mysteries of the atom, they simultaneously unleashed destructive powers that may one day bring about the annihilation of our planet. Concurrently, doctors and allied scientists have delved into the deep secrets of the body and mind, mastering the anatomy and physiology of the human body, even mapping the very molecules that make us who we are. But make no mistake, a person is not simply an elegant b- logical machine to be marveled at then dissected.

A Doctor's Killer

Author: Andrea Newton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986182683


Page: 154

View: 9856

An anthology of True Crime headlined by the shocking betrayal of a drug addicted wife against her doting doctor husband. Donna J. Moonda seemed to have it all. A millionaire husband who treated her like royalty. She would want for nothing. Problem was, Donna wanted more. Being the wife of respected urologist Dr. Gulam Moonda wasn't enough. During a stint in rehab, she acquired a young lover in Damian Bradford and the two conspired to kill the doctor so she could acquire her inheritance. Bradford would take on the role of hitman while Donna would be the brains behind the plot. The whole scenario looked like something out of a bad movie on the Lifetime channel. Donna cheated on her husband while Damian cheated on his then girlfriend, Charlene McFrazier. But when Damian explained to Charlene about Donna's get rich quick scheme, she quickly changed her tune from "I don't like that you're seeing someone else" to "How much money can you get?" But when everyone involved would soon find out is that when stupid people get together, tragic things can happen.

Inside the Minds of Serial Killers

Why They Kill

Author: Katherine M. Ramsland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990992

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 7588

Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill

Pain-killer Almanac

A Facsimile Reproduction, Slightly Enl. of an 1868 Almanac

Author: William John Petersen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Almanacs

Page: N.A

View: 1188


Clues from Killers

Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages

Author: Dirk Cameron Gibson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275983604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 1587

Analyzes the communication behavior of ten notorious serial killers, recounting the events of each case and speculating about the purpose and psychological implications of the notes and messages left or sent by each killer.

A Doctor's Killer

The True Story of Jean Harris

Author: Dorothy Morgan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973726241


Page: 34

View: 8571

It seems that every so often there is a "trial of the century," usually involving celebrities or a crime that is particularly heinous. The 1990s had the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, a crime which football super-star O.J. Simpson was tried and ultimately found not guilty in the criminal court, (although he was later found to be responsible for the deaths in a civil trial and ordered to pay millions of dollars to the families of the victims.) The 1980s had their own "trials of the centuries" as well, and this was the time when CNN and other 24-hour news stations became part of the American culture. One of the most famous of the well-publicized crimes was the murder of a well-known and respected cardiologist, as well as the author of The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet, who was shot to death by an almost 70-year-old headmistress of an upscale Washington, D.C. elite private boarding school for girls.

The Killer Wore White

“Who Wanted the Women Dead?”

Author: Kathryn M White

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469733803

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 4563

Dr. Greta L. Drake is not aware when she accepts a job at The Physician's Clinic that she is stepping into a horrific crime scene. She is informed only after she arrives that three women employees have disappeared without trace. Another will disappear while she is there and this will set her on a hunt for the killer. She joins forces with Detective Cody Lunt, whose wife was killed by a drunk driver and whose daughter survives a brutal attack and rape. His hatred of men who would prey upon defenseless women is all the reason he needs to hunt for the killer. The other women working at the clinic are sure that the killer is in their midst. But who can it be? Who calls but doesn't say anything? Who follows them with their headlights on high beam? What could possibly be the motive? Could the killer be the doctor Greta falls in love with, Dr. Nathan Blevins? Or could it be his brother, Jeff, who is a veterinarian, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and who just happens to be visiting his brother when a woman comes up missing? Greta leaves no stone unturnedher eyes and ears are open and she soon becomes suspicious of Dr. Raymond Moran, better know as Doc. Why is he so nosey and yet so private about himself? Where does he go every weekend? Or what about Lily Thompson, RN who is jealous, angry and bitter? The search for the killer will carry Detective Cody Lunt, to New York, Ohio, Georgia and many more places. It is a relentless search to stop a mad person before another woman leaves without a trace.

Monsters Of Medicine

The Lives Of Five Serial Killer Physicians: Is There A Common Thread?

Author: William W. Colliflower, M.D.

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 146022163X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 8315

Medical training gave them the skills . . . Unfortunately evidence suggests that the medical profession is responsible for more serial killers then all other professions combined. Why is this so? Monsters of medicine chronicles the lives of five serial killer physicians in an effort to find a common thread in their lives. The author believes there is evidence to support that these doctors were all pathologic narcissists. Childhood abuse was present in all their lives. Medical training gave them the skills and opportunities for their murderous and torturous conduct. We are all patients and it is appalling to find institutions and monitoring bodies place reputation and potential liability above weeding out misconduct, incompetence, and our welfare. The fact that two of these killers were actively practicing medicine into the waning days of the 20th century should alert us that this subject is much more than just of historical interest. Key questions of cause, prevention, detection, and treatment are explored. Absolute answers are difficult to expose, but one thing remains almost certain. There is likely another serial killer physician practicing medicine at this time somewhere in the world.

A Killer Within Us

Author: Henry Morrison Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462869022

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 904

Wayne Donnelly was the son of an alcoholic father. That meant remaining quiet, always agreeing with what his father said, and learning to live secretly within his own head. The golden rule was to never ever say what you were thinking

The Killer of Little Shepherds

A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

Author: Douglas Starr

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307594580

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8723

Winner of the Gold Dagger Award A fascinating true crime story that details the rise of modern forensics and the development of modern criminal investigation. At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher terrorized the French countryside, eluding authorities for years, and murdering twice as many victims as Jack The Ripper. Here, Douglas Starr revisits Vacher's infamous crime wave, interweaving the story of the two men who eventually stopped him—prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era's most renowned criminologist. In dramatic detail, Starr shows how Lacassagne and his colleagues were developing forensic science as we know it. Building to a gripping courtroom denouement, The Killer of Little Shepherds is a riveting contribution to the history of criminal justice.

The Severed Hand

Author: Drac Von Stoller

Publisher: Drac Von Stoller

ISBN: 1465978097

Category: Fiction

Page: 7

View: 4200

“I don't know what I was thinking when I got so involved with my experiments. My poor Josette, she was the love of my life and to just throw it all away over an experiment was inconceivable, but I did. Now I must live the rest of my days as a lonely old man down in a dusty old lab with my assistant Gregor” said Dr. Van Lewton. “It's been ten lonely years with a bunch of botched experiments that seem to go nowhere. I thought I'd give it one more shot. Then all of a sudden there was a knock on the door. I said to Gregor, "Who could that be? No one has been at my castle since my beautiful wife Josette left me on that stormy night. I pleaded with her to stay, but she had all she could take and slammed the door behind her and left without saying goodbye. I know she was very hurt by me neglecting her, but I really thought this experiment would bring us wealth beyond our wildest dreams. Enough self pity, I better go see who is at the door. I wish you could talk to me Gregor, but you always do as I ask and I am grateful for your loyalty,” said Dr. Van Lewton. Dr. Van Lewton was somewhat hesitant to answer the door, but he was excited to have a visitor. Dr. Van Lewton opened the door and tears flowed down his cheeks. He tried his best to hold back the tears, but they just kept flowing. Dr. Van Lewton said to his visitor, "Is that you Josette, is that you, please come in. I must be dreaming."The visitor placed her hands on his cheeks wiping away his tears saying, "It is I, Josette, your wife, I'm coming home." They embraced and their lips touched and the tears flowed down their cheeks. Dr. Van Lewton said to Josette, "Please forgive me for what I have done. If you decide to stay, I promise things will be different, I won't neglect you like I did in the past." They embraced and kissed one more time. Dr. Van Lewton yelled out Gregor's name saying "Gregor! Gregor! Come here. I want you to meet our visitor."Dr. Van Lewton was so excited he forgot Gregor couldn't hear a word he said. Dr. Van Lewton said, "Wait right here Josette, I'll go get Gregor, my caretaker and assistant. I want you to meet him.” Dr. Van Lewton went down in the laboratory to get Gregor to come upstairs to meet his beautiful wife, Josette. Dr. Van Lewton wrote down on paper what he wanted to tell Gregor as he has always done. Gregor was so excited for Dr. Van Lewton. He knew this would make the doctor a very happy man. Dr. Van Lewton wrote on a piece of paper introducing his lovely wife Josette to Gregor. The note said, "Gregor this is my beautiful wife, Josette, she has come back to me and she wants to stay," said Dr. Van Lewton. Gregor bowed in front of Josette, showing that it was an honor to meet her. "Why isn't Gregor speaking," said Josette. "Gregor was born a deaf mute, but he has been a great help with my experiments," said Dr. Van Lewton. "That's a shame, does he have any family?" said Josette."No, he just showed up cleaning one day at the grounds of the castle and I asked him his name, but got no response. He made hand gestures and pointed at his mouth, that's when I knew he couldn't talk, so I pointed at the castle for him to follow me inside. Gregor followed me to the castle and we went inside my study. I had Gregor sit down at my desk and write his name and everything about him and why he was cleaning the castle grounds. He wrote on the piece of paper, my name is Gregor, and I live in the forest behind the castle and feed off the land. I have no family, but I've always dreamed of living in a castle but I was afraid to ask if you needed a caretaker for the castle grounds. I just kept to myself until that terrible day when Josette left on that stormy night. The next morning, I got the courage to come to your castle in hopes you could use me as your caretaker.” "I felt sorry for Gregor and gladly took him in and haven't regretted it for one moment. Now that I've introduced Gregor to you, Josette, I don't know about you both, but I'm famished. Why don't we go into the dining room and I'll have my butler Geston fix up a lovely meal with some wine to celebrate Josette's return. They all sat down at the table and had a feast and Dr. Van Lewton and Josette talked about their lost ten years of being apart from one another and how it affected each other’s lives. Dr. Van Lewton and Josette agreed on one thing that they were both unhappy being apart from each other for so long. "Josette if you're finished with your meal, I would like to get you settled into your room and when we both feel comfortable with each other’s company we can share a room together and even start a family of our own. How does that sound to you, Josette?” said Dr. Van Lewton. "That sounds wonderful to me. Its best we start out things slow since we've been apart for so long," said a happy Josette. Josette asked Dr. Van Lewton to be excused from the dinner table to freshen up before they took a stroll through the castles grounds and do some catching up on lost time. "Josette, I'll be in my study finishing up some paper work. When you're ready meet me in the study, I'll drop what I'm doing and we'll go for a long stroll through the castle grounds," said Dr. Van Lewton. Josette gave Dr. Van Lewton a kiss and Josette said,” I'll see you shortly my darling." Dr. Van Lewton went to his study to write down his latest notes on his recent experiment. Josette arrived in his study about twenty minutes later in a stunning black dress. "Darling, are you ready, said Josette." "Josette, you take my breath away in that dress," said Dr. Van Lewton. Dr. Van Lewton got up from his desk, went over to Josette and put his arm around her and said, "Let’s go for a long walk and catch up on things." Dr. Van Lewton wrote on a piece of paper telling Gregor to keep an eye on the castle while Josette and I go for a walk. Gregor wrote on a piece of paper "Ok, Doctor! It will be my pleasure. You and Josette take your time. I'll be down in the lab preparing for the next experiment." Dr. Van Lewton and Josette were enjoying each other’s company and catching up on lost time. Dr. Van Lewton suggested they go for a ride in his carriage. As they were sharing a long awaited kiss, a strong wind came by and the driver of the carriage lost control sending the carriage down a ravine. When Josette and Dr. Van Lewton regained consciousness, Josette screamed out "darling your hand, your hand it's gone."

Let's Stop The #1 Killer Of Americans Today

A Natural Approach To Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease

Author: Harry A. Elwardt , N.D., Ph.D.

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467822884

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 2868

Even with America’s most advanced surgical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs, nearly one million Americans are still dying every year of heart disease. We are failing miserably at stopping this silent killer, which is not just a man problem; in fact, 500,000 women fall victim to heart disease each year, dwarfing breast cancer. Heart Disease, which costs the American public over 298 billion dollars a year, is just one form of cardiovascular disease, others include: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and stroke. Dr. Harry Elwardt is a doctor of naturopathy with a Ph.D. in health and nutrition. He believes there is no reason for this killer to rule the day. That through education of the causes of cardiovascular disease, the use of the latest in early detection devices, and the implementation of a good diet, exercise and nutritional supplement program, heart disease numbers can begin to decline in America. We may be winning the war on terror, but we are losing the war against this illusive enemy. Don’t wait until you or someone you love fall victim to this ruthless killer. Dr. Harry Elwardt has declared war on heart disease and in this book he lays out a strategic plan of attack. He believes it is the choices we make right now, not leaving it to chance, that determines our wellness and our destiny! Won’t you join him in turning the tide in this covert war against the American people?

The 80% Solution

Christians Doing the Right Thing

Author: Donald R. Barbare

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469195399

Category: Reference

Page: 386

View: 2867


Killer Cure

Author: Elizabeth L. Bewley

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608443965

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

View: 8545

Killer Cure will change forever how you think about your health and health care. Leaving conventional wisdom in the dust, Killer Cure reveals startling and unforgettable insights: Why health care in America accidentally kills 12,000 people each week -- even though every doctor and nurse you know is terrific Why health care's hidden assumptions about you are almost certain to damage your health -- and what you can do about it Why health care's focus on solving yesterday's problems may reduce life expectancy in the U.S. -- by as much as five years Why you might want to become CEO of your own health and health care -- and how to go about it The root cause of America's health care crisis is that health care is not about you. Health care is not designed to help you enjoy good health. It is designed to help doctors take action: write prescriptions, perform surgery, etc. That focus hurts you in two ways: First, those actions are likely to damage you nearly as often as they help you because of side effects, complications, and other problems with care delivery. For example, hospital ICUs (Intensive Care Units) have a remarkable number of characteristics in common with prison camps for terrorist suspects. People die needless deaths as a result. Second, the focus on actions the doctor takes crowds out actions you could take that would often get you better outcomes. For example, more than 100,000 people a year get a foot or leg amputated instead of learning simple ways to prevent foot infections in the first place. To get better results, the health care system first needs to embrace a new purpose: to enable people to lead the lives they want. Three further changes are necessary: The first is a social revolution akin to freeing the slaves or granting women the right to vote. With this revolution, the health care system will no longer treat the people it serves as if they were second-class citizens whose intelligence, values, priorities, and needs can safely be ignored while others call the shots. The second is more realistic expectations about what health care can deliver. The third is management of health care as a process -- connecting the dots among actions that are uncoordinated today. Killer Cure provides a tool kit to help you safeguard your life until these changes take place. Before closing, the book makes surprising predictions concerning a future in which health care is about you. At the end of Killer Cure is a Readers' Discussion Guide. It is offered to aid you in thinking about and discussing both the book and your own health care experiences."

A Murder in Wellesley

The Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor's Double Life, His Slain Wife, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation

Author: Tom Farmer,Marty Foley

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 155553791X

Category: True Crime

Page: 314

View: 4169

Examines the 1999 murder of Mabel Greineder in Wellesley, Massachusetts and the subsequent investigation and indictment of her husband, a doctor leading a double life.

Mom: The Killer

Author: Mark Gado

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795319223

Category: True Crime

Page: 90

View: 2297

(A 90-page True Crime Short with photographs) Over the period of fourteen years, one woman’s children--one only nineteen days old--died suddenly while in her exclusive care. One by one, each child died a quiet and mysterious death while everyone around the woman--friends, family, neighbors, doctors, and police--seemed powerless to stop the killings. She would arrive at funerals, the perfect image of a broken-hearted mother who seemed overwhelmed by inexplicable events. But there were those who believed she had systematically murdered her nine children and then tried to convince others that it was not her, but rather it was some genetic curse on her family. A stunning tale of denial and neglect and murders unsolved, Mom: The Killer is one of the most bizarre and unique cases in the history of American justice. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark Gado was a detective with the city of New Rochelle Police Department in New York for twenty-nine years as well as a federal agent assigned to a special DEA task force between 1997 and 1999. During that assignment, Gado received the International Award of Honor in New Orleans, LA. He was also named Investigator of the Year in 2000 and received dozens of other awards and special commendations during his career as a police officer. Gado’s first book, Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father Hans Schmid was published by Praeger in March 2006. Killer Priest is the terrifying true story of the only Catholic priest in U.S. history to be executed for murder. His second book, Death Row Women: Murder, Justice, and the New York Press was also published by Praeger in November 2007. Gado has been a writer for more than twenty years, and his award-winning work has appeared in numerous publications and on websites, among them Time Warner’s Crime Library.