Killer Doctors

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101205976

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

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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.

Killer Doctors

The Ultimate Betrayal of Trust

Author: Kenneth Gibson

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906476594

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 8282


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: Harold Shipman and Charles Edmund Cullen - 2 Books in 1!

Author: Roger Harrington

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781798009079

Category: True Crime

Page: 192

View: 5185


KILLER DOCTORS: Harold Shipman and Charles Edmund Cullen - 2 Books in 1!Featuring*Harold Shipman*Charles Edmund Cullen Harold Shipman As a society, we are conditioned to believe that doctors will do their utmost to nurture our well-being, and protect our lives. We implicitly trust that people only go into such professions to care for their patients in a loving and attentive manner. Very few of us would suspect that someone claiming to promote our health would not do everything in their power to ensure our survival; and even fewer of us would suspect that someone whose job it is to keep us safe, would actively want to harm us. That blind trust is exactly the mentality that led to over 200 people being murdered at the hands of Britain's most prolific serial killer, Doctor Harold Fredrick Shipman. Shipman used the trust of his patients as a weapon against them. He managed to avoid detection as a murderer for almost 30 years by putting on a convincing performance as a conscientious care giver. He would persuade a victim's family that he had his patient's best interests at heart, even after he had injected their loved one with a lethal opiate overdose, and had watched them die. Charles Edmund Cullen Charles Edmund Cullen is a former nurse who is considered to be the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history and possibly also in American history. He was born the youngest of eight children into a large New Jersey family. His childhood was largely an unhappy one, his father died when he was a few months old and Cullen was bullied throughout his schooling. Charles Edmund Cullen was still a young child when he made his first suicide attempt. It was far from being his last. After being discharged from the Navy Cullen trained as a nurse. While studying Cullen met Adrienne Taub, the couple would later marry. Shortly after the birth of his first daughter and the death of his brother Cullen killed his first known victim by means of lethal injection. This occurred whilst he was working at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Despite numerous concerns over his behavior and while Cullen's mental health continued to deteriorate, including further suicide attempts, he was allowed to continue working in a series of hospitals. This led to as many as40 people losing their lives. This book looks at how circumstances in Cullen's personal life, such as the breakdown of his marriage following his abusive behavior, sparked his killing sprees. We shall also discuss how, despite arousing some suspicions, Cullen's murderous behavior was allowed to continue for so long.

The Vice President The Rise Of The Word-Command Killer

The Independent Adjudicator

Author: Elina Salajeva,Elinadeivid

Publisher: Touchladybirdlucky Studios


Category: Fiction

Page: 143

View: 9741


What is the Magic-Word? Great advances in technology meant development of new weapons. A never seen before weapon the Word-Command, is now being executed by word of mouth to kill. Watch out who you mess-up with some can get you killed

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: 593


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.

The Doctors' Plot of 1953

Author: I͡Akov Lʹvovich Rapoport

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674214774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 7585


A survivor of the Doctor's Plot of 1953 recalls his imprisonment, and describes the climate of antisemitism and the state of medicine and science during the Stalinist era.

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: 2178


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: 4521



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: 2600


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.

The Killer Wore White

“Who Wanted the Women Dead?”

Author: Kathryn M White

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469733803

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 6869


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.