A doctor is history’s worst serial killer
Harold Frederick “Fred” Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was a British convicted serial killer and former doctor. He is one of the most prolific known serial killers in history with 218 murders being positively ascribed to him, although the real number may be twice that.
THE IDEA THAT MURDER HAPPENS IN A HOSPITAL is one we would rather not contemplate. Most people die there, apparently from natural causes, and the common belief is that hospitals are humane places where patients are never harmed. We believe that hospital personnel wouldn’t work there if they weren’t suited to the task. We believe that this task involves putting the sick person first and that nothing could ever violate this principle. If that is what you believe you are wrong.