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Doctors call for more postmortems after murders at German hospital

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7463.418-b (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:418
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    German forensic pathologists are demanding higher standards in the investigation of unexplained cases of death after a nurse was found to have committed at least 12 murders in a hospital in the small Bavarian town of Sonthofen before anyone suspected.

    The 25 year old nurse, named only as Stefan L, has admitted that in the last one and a half years he had killed seven female and five male patients aged between 60 and …

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