Ami Gay [V.I.P]
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|Posté le: Lun 3 Juil - 22:39 (2017) Sujet du message: Retelling The Story Of Harold Shipman
The story of Dr Harold Shipman, an English GP who began killing his patients as a junior doctor and continued to do so for more than 20 years is a fascinating one. Shipman injected his patients with lethal doses of diamorphine, a medical form of heroin, in the privacy of their own homes and then sat and watched them until they were dead. This usually occurred within minutes. Afterwards, he would commiserate with relatives, offering words of sympathy and then simply continue on his rounds, as if killing patients was part of the normal routine of any GP. Sixteen years after he made legal history as the first British doctor convicted of murdering his patients, we are really the wiser as to why he murdered an estimated 250 of his patients, the majority of whom were elderly but active women living independent lives in their own homes. This book attempts to address the many unanswered questions in the Shipman story. If of the usual motives associated with murderers was present, how then do we account for his acts? What was it about a particular patient that resulted in them becoming one of Shipman’s victims? Why did he forge the Grundy will and in such a crude way? Why was his defence in court so ludicrous? What might have prompted him to hang himself?
bound: 161 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 6, 2017)
isbn: 1521005230, 978-1521005231,
weight: 10.7 ounces (