Medical murders are criminal homicides committed by physicians, nurses, or other members of the medical profession. A single murder carried out by a medical professional may be categorized as a medical murder; the serial murderer who kills within the confines of a hospital, nursing home, or private practice is an even larger menace to both patients and society. Although any act of murder is abhorrent, those perpetrated by individuals who profess to care for the sick and infirm are even more horrific, capturing the imagination by the seemingly impossible dichotomy of the caregiver turned murderer. How is it that a person who trains many long, difficult years to be a physician ultimately uses that training to kill? Why does a nurse, therapist, or orderly decide ...

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