Doctors Who Kill: Profiles of Lethal Medics [NOOK Book]

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Trust me, I'm a doctor

What would drive a child prodigy turned brilliant doctor to murder his wife? Why would a Scottish nurse resort to murdering the elderly patients under his care? What motive could a promising Harvard medical student have for attacking her friend and roommate?

At their best they cure disease, look after the sick, and are sworn to 'do no harm'. So what leads a small minority of healthcare workers to a life of violent crime?...

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Doctors Who Kill: Profiles of Lethal Medics

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Overview


Trust me, I'm a doctor

What would drive a child prodigy turned brilliant doctor to murder his wife? Why would a Scottish nurse resort to murdering the elderly patients under his care? What motive could a promising Harvard medical student have for attacking her friend and roommate?

At their best they cure disease, look after the sick, and are sworn to 'do no harm'. So what leads a small minority of healthcare workers to a life of violent crime? From Beverly Allitt, the attention-seeking nurse who preyed on the children in her care, to the infamous Dr Harold Shipman, who was responsible for the deaths of at least 215 of his patients, Carol Anne Davis delves into the tragic stories behind these healers who became murderers. Including in-depth analyses and exclusive interviews with experts in the fields of mental health and criminology, this makes for fascinating, and chilling, reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749010072
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 874,292
  • File size: 514 KB

Meet the Author

CAROL ANNE DAVIS was born in Dundee, moved to Edinburgh in her twenties and now lives in the south of England. She left school at fifteen and was everything from an artist's model to an editorial assistant before going to university. Her MA degree included criminology and was followed by a postgraduate diploma in Adult and Community Education. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of four crime novels and non-fiction books including Women Who Kill and Children Who Kill.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Doctor in the House

1 Dr Richard John Sharpe 15

2 Dr Robert Bierenbaum 29

3 Dr Geza de Kaplany 43

4 Dr Debora Green 49

5 Dr Dirk Greineder 63

6 Dr Jonathan Nyce 73

7 Dr John Cavaness 79

8 Sinedu Tadesse 91

9 Virginia McGinnis 99

10 Edna Chubb 109

11 Noreen O'Conner 113

Part 2 Killer on the Ward

12 Colin Norris 119

13 Kristen Gilbert 131

14 Robert Diaz 141

Part 3 Medics in the Media

15 Dr Harold Shipman 149

16 Beverly Allitt 173

17 Charles Cullen 207

18 Orville Lynn Majors 231

Part 4 Deadly Dentists

19 Dr Samuel Perera 237

20 Dr Clara Harris 241

21 Dr Glennon Engleman 249

22 Dr Kenneth Taylor 279

Part 5 Lethal Paramedics

23 Gavin Hall 295

24 Kristin Rossum 299

25 Bruce Moilanen 313

26 Chante Mallard 321

Part 6 Paper Masks

27 John Brown 327

28 Dean Faiello 333

29 John Christie 341

Part 7 Unbridled Lust

30 Francis Fahey 363

31 Dr Joseph Charalambous 369

32 Anthony Joyner 379

33 Dr Samson Dubria 387

34 Bobby Joe Long 393

Part 8 Why They Kill

35 Typologies of Medical Killers 417

Acknowledgements 431

Select Bibliography 433

Filmography 437

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