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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Serial Killers and Serial Explanations
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by Theodore Dalrymple (October 2014)


A friend of mine, who shall of course remain anonymous, is a great expert on the pharmacological aspects of serial killing by doctors and nurses. The cases are not many, but they are dramatic; and in the near future he will appear as an expert witness for the prosecution in a case in which a nurse is accused of killing several patients by poison. I am thinking of attending the trial to write about it.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:12 AM by NER
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23 Oct 2014
Send an emailAbraham

'The cases are not many, but they are dramatic; and in the near future he will appear as an expert witness for the prosecution in a case in which a nurse is accused of killing several patients by poison.'

Oh yes they are.



1 Oct 2014
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"I like to think that I averted an infamous episode, having had few occasions in my life to be a hero."

Very humorous -- I can certainly identify with that sentiment.  I remember seeing a young boy interviewed, who said he had recently saved his dog's life. Asked how he had done that, he said, "I didn't give him some chicken bones."



1 Oct 2014
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"No wrongdoing is beyond the reach of self-righteousness." 

That rings true, so true. It's a thought I have never seen expressed before.  I guess you gain such insights seeing "life at the bottom."



30 Sep 2014
Freddy
To understand humanity we would have to be smarter than ourselves.