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Public inquiry hears how Shipman killed patients with diamorphine

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7302.1566 (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1566
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The former GP, Harold Shipman, Britain's most prolific serial killer, used massive doses of diamorphine to kill his victims, the public inquiry into his patients' deaths was told as it got under way last week.

    The inquiry, at Manchester town hall, chaired by High Court judge Dame Janet Smith, is expected to take two years to unravel how the GP was able to evade …

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