‘Sociopath’ Neurosurgeon Accused Of Intentionally Botching Operations
"I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold blooded killer.” It was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked...
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‘Sociopath’ Neurosurgeon Accused Of Intentionally Botching Operations
"I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold blooded killer.” It was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked...
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Mecta
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Assassination of James A. Garfield
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Cecil Jacobson
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Osborn v. Irwin Memorial Blood Bank
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Medical Protective
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No blood, no foul
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Earl Bradley
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Landeros v. Flood
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The Doctors Company
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Counterfeit medicines online
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Medical torture
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James C. Burt
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