A Monster in Scrubs: The True Story of Dr. Harold Shipman

Uncovering the deadliest betrayal of trust: The story of Dr. Harold Shipman, the family doctor who killed over 200 of his patients. A story of greed, power, and manipulation, that will leave you questioning the trust we place in our healthcare system.

Liam Hall

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Dr. Harold Shipman was a British general practitioner who murdered at least 215 of his patients over a period of 25 years using lethal doses of painkillers.

He was born on January 14, 1946, in Nottingham, England, and was the middle child in a working-class family. His domineering mother, Vera, instilled in him an early sense of superiority that tainted most of his later relationships, leaving him an isolated adolescent with few friends.

When his mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he willingly oversaw her care as she declined, fascinated by the positive effect that the administration of morphine had on her suffering, until she succumbed to the disease on June 21, 1963.

Devastated by her death, he was determined to go to medical school, and he was admitted to Leeds University medical school for training two years later, having failed his entrance…

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Liam Hall

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