Medical serial killers

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Medical serial killers

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:39 pm

German Nurse Suspected Of Murdering At Least 86 Patients In His Care

I was recently reading about similar cases. Often seems to be a nurse or someone else with access to vulnerable patients.

Högel admitted he had intentionally induced cardiac arrest in 90 of his patients by administering overdoses of heart medication. He said he enjoyed trying to revive his patients, the Times reports, but sometimes failed.


And another story:

The Killer Nurse

This one starts out about one particular woman but then goes on to talk about similar cases. So it is apparently "a thing" and not just a strange fluke.
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Re: Medical serial killers

Postby Nyarlathotep » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:11 am

Yep its a thing and there are lots of them. Charles Cullen for instance, is suspected in the deaths of 400 people and if that turns out to be true (hell even if he is only responsible for half that number) he is easily the most prolific serial killer in the US.

There is also Harlold Shipman, who while only convicted in 15 murders, is implicated in as many as 250.
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Re: Medical serial killers

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:34 am

And here in Japan, there was a case where a former employee of a medical facility for disabled people went in and killed a whole bunch of them.

http://time.com/4423216/mass-killings-japan-tsukui/

Not quite the same thing, but in the same ballpark.
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Re: Medical serial killers

Postby Witness » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:24 am

There's also a background of mistreatment in homes for the elderly, sometimes making it to the papers.

Now, these old farts can really get annoying.

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Re: Medical serial killers

Postby shemp » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:27 am

What's the big deal? They were all going to die eventually anyway.

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