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Shipman murdered more than 200 patients, inquiry finds

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:181
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The British former GP Harold Shipman murdered at least 215 of his patients, the first phase of the public inquiry into the serial killings concluded last week. There is a “real suspicion” that he claimed the lives of another 45 victims, according to the judge leading the inquiry.

    High court judge Dame Janet Smith said Shipman may have been hoping to get caught when he …

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