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Medical Murders

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Medical Murders

Medical Murders

Parcast Network

447
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3.4K
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1: “The ‘Red Surge’ Nurse”

Starting in 2007, a Canadian nurse began injecting her elderly patients with lethal insulin overdoses. The inconspicuous method allowed her to escape suspicion for nearly a decade.

47 min5 d ago
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Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1: “The ‘Red Surge’ Nurse”

Amelia Dyer Pt. 2: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

Over three decades, Amelia Dyer killed upwards of four hundred infants. She conned desperate mothers while fine-tuning the details of her operation, until a bargeman’s discovery in 1896 forced the baby-farmer to have a reckoning.

46 min1 w ago
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Amelia Dyer Pt. 2: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

Amelia Dyer Pt. 1: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

After her husband died 1869, nurse Amelia Dyer turned to baby-farming to avoid financial ruin. She took out ads in newspapers, and took in unwanted infants for a fee. But for Amelia, this was a business — and she was willing to do anything to keep the money coming.

45 min2 w ago
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Amelia Dyer Pt. 1: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

Walter Freeman Pt. 2: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

As criticisms of lobotomy mounted, Dr. Freeman continued performing his dangerous procedure — even without patient consent. Then, with his legacy and career on the line, Freeman spent the final years of his life seeking redemption from patients.

46 min3 w ago
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Walter Freeman Pt. 2: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

Walter Freeman Pt. 1: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

Neurologist Walter Freeman was a top doctor in his field. He was on the cutting edge of brain surgery, even going so far as to develop a new procedure called the 'lobotomy'. Unfortunately, it became one of the deadliest medical techniques of the 20th century.

50 minOCT 21
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Walter Freeman Pt. 1: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

Jane Toppan Pt. 2: “Jolly Jane”

During the summer of 1901, Nurse Jane Toppan poisoned her way to the picturesque shores of Cape Cod. When pressed for a sizable debt, she embarked on a killing spree that decimated a family. Dr. David Kipper explores how their murders went undetected, and what eventually brought the truth to light.

48 minOCT 14
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Jane Toppan Pt. 2: “Jolly Jane”

Jane Toppan Pt. 1: “Jolly Jane”

She surpassed all expectations when she became the most sought after nurse in eastern Massachusetts. But instead of providing quality care, Jane Toppan preyed on the sickly and poisoned unsuspecting patients. Dr. David Kipper provides insight on Jane's arsenal of poisons as well as the rigorous demands of the modern day medical field.

40 minOCT 7
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Jane Toppan Pt. 1: “Jolly Jane”

Josef Mengele Pt. 2: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

Once he arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Josef Mengele wasted no time in carrying out ghastly experiments, particularly on twins. Dr. David Kipper takes a closer look at Mengele's bogus science, performed in the name of progress, and examines the early 20th century fascination with eugenics.

56 minSEP 30
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Josef Mengele Pt. 2: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

Josef Mengele Pt. 1: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

Before he was a fanatical Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele was a mediocre student studying medicine and anthropology. Dr. David Kipper offers insight into the changing face of genetics in pre-war Germany, and digs into what might have driven Mengele’s obsession with human experimentation.

45 minSEP 23
Comments
Josef Mengele Pt. 1: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

H.H. Holmes Pt. 2: “The Torture Doctor”

He used his medical knowledge to dispatch his victims quickly—and in some cases, to make their deaths look like accidents. But eventually the authorities caught on to Dr. Holmes, and a nationwide manhunt to stop one of history's most infamous killer doctors began.

46 minSEP 16
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H.H. Holmes Pt. 2: “The Torture Doctor”

Latest Episodes

Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1: “The ‘Red Surge’ Nurse”

Starting in 2007, a Canadian nurse began injecting her elderly patients with lethal insulin overdoses. The inconspicuous method allowed her to escape suspicion for nearly a decade.

47 min5 d ago
Comments
Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1: “The ‘Red Surge’ Nurse”

Amelia Dyer Pt. 2: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

Over three decades, Amelia Dyer killed upwards of four hundred infants. She conned desperate mothers while fine-tuning the details of her operation, until a bargeman’s discovery in 1896 forced the baby-farmer to have a reckoning.

46 min1 w ago
Comments
Amelia Dyer Pt. 2: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

Amelia Dyer Pt. 1: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

After her husband died 1869, nurse Amelia Dyer turned to baby-farming to avoid financial ruin. She took out ads in newspapers, and took in unwanted infants for a fee. But for Amelia, this was a business — and she was willing to do anything to keep the money coming.

45 min2 w ago
Comments
Amelia Dyer Pt. 1: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”

Walter Freeman Pt. 2: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

As criticisms of lobotomy mounted, Dr. Freeman continued performing his dangerous procedure — even without patient consent. Then, with his legacy and career on the line, Freeman spent the final years of his life seeking redemption from patients.

46 min3 w ago
Comments
Walter Freeman Pt. 2: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

Walter Freeman Pt. 1: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

Neurologist Walter Freeman was a top doctor in his field. He was on the cutting edge of brain surgery, even going so far as to develop a new procedure called the 'lobotomy'. Unfortunately, it became one of the deadliest medical techniques of the 20th century.

50 minOCT 21
Comments
Walter Freeman Pt. 1: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”

Jane Toppan Pt. 2: “Jolly Jane”

During the summer of 1901, Nurse Jane Toppan poisoned her way to the picturesque shores of Cape Cod. When pressed for a sizable debt, she embarked on a killing spree that decimated a family. Dr. David Kipper explores how their murders went undetected, and what eventually brought the truth to light.

48 minOCT 14
Comments
Jane Toppan Pt. 2: “Jolly Jane”

Jane Toppan Pt. 1: “Jolly Jane”

She surpassed all expectations when she became the most sought after nurse in eastern Massachusetts. But instead of providing quality care, Jane Toppan preyed on the sickly and poisoned unsuspecting patients. Dr. David Kipper provides insight on Jane's arsenal of poisons as well as the rigorous demands of the modern day medical field.

40 minOCT 7
Comments
Jane Toppan Pt. 1: “Jolly Jane”

Josef Mengele Pt. 2: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

Once he arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Josef Mengele wasted no time in carrying out ghastly experiments, particularly on twins. Dr. David Kipper takes a closer look at Mengele's bogus science, performed in the name of progress, and examines the early 20th century fascination with eugenics.

56 minSEP 30
Comments
Josef Mengele Pt. 2: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

Josef Mengele Pt. 1: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

Before he was a fanatical Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele was a mediocre student studying medicine and anthropology. Dr. David Kipper offers insight into the changing face of genetics in pre-war Germany, and digs into what might have driven Mengele’s obsession with human experimentation.

45 minSEP 23
Comments
Josef Mengele Pt. 1: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”

H.H. Holmes Pt. 2: “The Torture Doctor”

He used his medical knowledge to dispatch his victims quickly—and in some cases, to make their deaths look like accidents. But eventually the authorities caught on to Dr. Holmes, and a nationwide manhunt to stop one of history's most infamous killer doctors began.

46 minSEP 16
Comments
H.H. Holmes Pt. 2: “The Torture Doctor”
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