When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How
, 2010 - Law
- 253 pages
Traditionally, physicians have held a position of honor, trust, and respect in society. They are, however, fallible humans capable of making errors resulting in the unintentional death of their patients. They may also be instruments of evil submitting their patients to horrific medical experimentation, torture, and death. When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How will review the roots of medical ethics and examples of its perversion by murderous physicians.Physicians are generally viewed as caring and compassionate members of society, dedicated individuals charged with healing the helpless. The public is invariably fascinated when one of the 'good guys' turns bad. When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How will examine health care professionals involved in serial killings, unethical human experimentation, and mass murder. The moral quagmire involved in the practice of modern medicine, including abortion, 'mercy killings', and euthanasia, will also be discussed. The authors, Joshua A. Perper and Stephen J. Cina, are two highly published forensic pathologists who are trained to convert complex medical and scientific data into an easily digestible form suitable to the lay public. This heavily researched book can serve as a reference or as a time-killer on a long plane ride.