Episode 31 – Harold Shipman – Dr Death

Today’s case is another Bonus Episode, where we travel to England.

We are going to delve into the life and the actions of a man that should have been and was regarded as someone that had taken the Hippocratic Oath in which they swear to do no harm. Yes, this is about a Medical Doctor, more importantly a GP.

This quiet local doctor in the village of Hyde spent years not caring as is expected of doctors, but in killing his patients. Quietly and with great care not to be detected, this Doctor murdered his patients, he was found guilty of 15 murders, but there is much evidence that the number of deaths was much higher. And when I say much higher I mean MUCH higher with 270 deaths, under his care that are deemed suspicious.

This is the case of Harold Shipman or as some of the media has named him, Dr Death.


Some of Shipman’s victims



Harold Shipman



Shipman leaving court                                                      Shipman family portrait taken January 1997


Shipman’s Surgery