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The Alpha Killers: Three Prolific Murderous Doctors

  • Joshua A. Perper
  • Stephen J. Cina
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Abstract

Doctors are supposed to heal people, not kill them. Murders by physicians always arouse a great deal of public interest and invariably instigate a media frenzy. Physicians enjoy a high level of trust and respect as essential providers of life-saving medical care. The doctor is, or at least has been, viewed as a father figure by society – a source of security, safety, and comfort. When a member of the medical profession violates this important public trust, society at large experiences a psychological shock similar to that occurring when a high-ranking military officer or a respected political leader commits treason.

Keywords

Police Officer Puerperal Fever Serial Killer Serial Murder House Call 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua A. Perper
    • 1
  • Stephen J. Cina
    • 1
  1. 1.Fort LauderdaleUSA

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