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Doctors Who Killed

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This book captures the stories of five doctors who have killed their patients, including, Harold Shipman, Marcel Petiot, Michael Swango, H.H. Holmes, and John Bodkin Adams. It is amazing that these people chose a profession to help save lives, but preferred to kill.

Is it not their job to curtail suffering and death? We sometimes put our lives in the hands of doctors, trust
Kindle Edition, 74 pages
Published August 26th 2012 by True Crime Publishing (first published December 1st 2011)
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Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 26/08/2012
Author: R.J Parker
Recommended for: fans of true crime
Edition: Kindle

I found this short book (74 pages) on the Kindle Store for free and it looked really interesting.
This book features alot of famour cases of doctors that have killed their patients the people that are meant to be there to help them. The cases are looked at in detail (some in rather vivid detail) and they show you some parts that the media didn't want you to know, they follow the cases closely right to the end
Jud (Disney Diva)
Dec 20, 2011 Jud (Disney Diva) rated it liked it
A very interesting read.
Dec 18, 2012 Kat rated it did not like it
I figured I might as well finish the book since I had already bought it, despite my not liking another book by the same "Author" (WOMEN WHO KILL - Serial Killers).

There were only a few cases in there, say some 4 or 5, and similar to the other book I read - the author is either highly judgementally opinionated, or, he didn't really write the book.

The writing would seem very inconsistent. Some parts were facts, with intermittent comments here and here.

One particular thing that popped out to me was
Jan 24, 2013 Kizzle rated it it was amazing
Concise and informative. Gave me chills. Explored how in many cases there was ample opportunities for these killers to be caught or at least loose their licence. Just shows our deep societal trust and respect for this profession and how a small few took advantage of this for their own warped agenda. This is good value when bought in the boxed set. Wouldn't recommend reading it in the dr's waiting room like I did!!
C Spencer
Aug 21, 2012 C Spencer rated it did not like it
I listened to this book on Audible - only to discover it is a complete rip off - it is drawn word for word from Wikipedia 's descriptions of each doctor.

While it is possible the Wiki authors drew from the book, and not vice versa- it is unlikely. Sources cited in the wiki sites do not include the book, but do include numerous other sources.

An interesting take on what we consider as original works these days.
Jan 31, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
In true RJ Parker style this book gives you the truth of what these doctors did to innocent people and how they were discovered and punished. This as all of RJ's books is well researched and tells the truth without offering any excues for the monsters who comment such horrible acts.
Newbee (JoAnn) Brown
Mar 26, 2012 Newbee (JoAnn) Brown rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book of his I've read...

All I can day is if you weren't paranoid when you started reading this, you sure as heck will be when your done! Should have a warning lable "Do not read if paranoid" lololol... Glad my dr saved my life once... Or..... Great job!
Feb 27, 2015 Paula rated it liked it
This was a compilation of 5 doctors who killed their patients for years before finally getting caught. For such a short book I thought the stories were put together well and kept my interest.
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The author gives a look into the mind of someone who has sworn to heal and protect the sick but soes the opposite. The serial killer profile break down was a nice touch.
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RJ Parker, P.Mgr., MCrim, is an award winning and bestselling true crime author and co-owner with his daughters of RJ Parker Publishing. Inc. He has written 17 true crime books, available in eBook, paperback and audiobook editions, and have sold in over 100 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling.

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