Killer Doctors

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Penguin, Jun 5, 2007 - True Crime - 336 pages
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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.

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I am still reading the book but thus far have found it very interesting. A few of the cases I have heard of some I have notsuch as Botkins. It is basically an easy read with some chapters giving much more detail than others. I found the Mary Winkler case fascinating. Read full review


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Colin Evans is a veteran writer specializing in forensics. His books include The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes and A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies from Napoleon to O.J. He resides in England.

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