German doctor is investigated for killing 76 patients with morphineBMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.830-e (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:830
- Annette Tuffs
A 53 year old doctor who treated her patients at the private Paracelsus Hospital Silbersee in Langenhagen, near Hanover, is being investigated for the possible murder of 76 cancer patients with morphine since 2001.
Suspicions were raised when health insurance companies monitoring patients' files for the past two years found extremely high costs and dosages of morphine without evidence of severe pain and suffering among the patients.
It is …