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Medical Murders

We all know that medical professionals are trained to give exceptional care. But what about those who use their skills not to heal, but hurt? In the Parcast Original, Medical Murders, you’ll discover a disturbing diagnosis… that not every doctor wants to extend your life. Every Wednesday, meet the worst the medical community has to offer—men and women who took an oath to save lives, but instead, used their expertise to develop more sinister specialties. Join host Alastair Murden, as he examines the formative years and motives of history’s most infamous killer doctors, dissecting their medical backgrounds with expert analysis provided by practicing M.D., Dr. David Kipper. 

“Angel of Death” Beverley Allitt Pt. 1

Medical Murders

  • 160 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 48:55

In a London hospital in the 1990s, nurses tended to the patients of Ward Four unaware that there was a murderer in their midst. But a suspicious rise in fatalities revealed a harrowing truth: someone among them was killing children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“Lambeth Poisoner” Thomas Neill Cream Pt. 2

Medical Murders

  • 120 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 58:09

Imprisoned in 1881 for poisoning a wealthy man, Cream served just ten years before he was released. He collected his share of his late father’s fortune, and set sail for England — where he earned his murderous moniker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“Lambeth Poisoner” Thomas Neill Cream Pt. 1

Medical Murders

  • 150 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 50:05

In the late 1800s, a dashing young doctor named Thomas Neill Cream used chloroform and strychnine to murder sex workers and women seeking abortions. His crimes spread across fifteen years and two continents.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“Stepping Hill Poisoner” Victorino Chua

Medical Murders

  • 190 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 45:14

In January 2012, Victorino Chua was arrested at his home in Stockport, England for murder. During the investigation, authorities uncovered a chilling portrait of the nurse who poisoned 22 patients, drafted by Chua himself in a letter to one of his mistresses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“Docteur Satan” Marcel Petiot Pt. 2

Medical Murders

  • 160 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 49:06

In the 1940s, posing as part of the French Resistance, Dr. Petiot promised safe passage to anyone trying to escape Nazi-occupied France. Instead, he took their money, and killed them in his own secret torture chamber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“Docteur Satan” Marcel Petiot Pt. 1

Medical Murders

  • 220 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 50:19

One of France’s most prolific serial killers was an early 20th century doctor and statesman. Marcel Petiot grew from a troubled boy into a troublesome soldier who later obtained a medical certification. He established himself in the small town of Villeneuve-sur-Yonn — where he learned that, in the public eye, titles trump virtue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices