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Doctor accused of killing patients “for enjoyment”

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1026
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A British GP whose murder trial began this week killed 15 women patients for the enjoyment of exercising the power of life or death, the prosecution alleged at Preston crown court.

    Dr Harold Shipman, aged 53, who practised in Hyde, Greater Manchester, denies murdering the women, mainly in their 60s or 70s, and forging the will of one of them, 81 year old Kathleen Grundy. …

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