This is a story of Dr. Death, A popular British Physician who turned into devil. You are going to read about a story of doctor who instead saving of his patients starts killing them.
We go to dr. because we want to live not to die but approx 250 people (patients) lost their lives when they were thinking they are safe.
We are talking about history’s deadliest serial killer Harold Frederick Shipman who also known as Fred among his family and friend.
He was ill-mannered and he also admitted into a drug rehab program because of his addiction of Pethidine.
Eyebrows raised when local undertaker and doctor noticed the high death number of Harold Frederick Shipman’s patients and signature of the same on their death certificate but authority and investigators didn’t pay much attention because he has good record in his medical career.
Ultimately, his bucket of sins got filled, and death of Kathleen Grundy raised questions in her daughter’s mind, especially when the will of her mother was changed which she didn’t knew about.
Angela Woodruff daughter of Kathleen Grundy was a lawyer and she was managing every legal matter of her mother. Modified will was beyond her understanding. She blamed Harold Frederick Shipman for death of her mother and also said that he tried to modify her mother’s will and made himself beneficiary.
An autopsy revealed that Diamorphine in high level was the reason of death of Kathleen Grundy’s.
Diamorphine was a main drug used by Harold Frederick Shipman to kill many of his patients.
He was finally got convicted and sentenced on 31st January and sentenced to life for killing 15 people. He never accepted any of the allegations. In 2004, he committed suicide in his cell.
What is Pethidine?
Pethidine is also known as Meperidine.
Why it is used?
It is a strong opioid which is used to treat pain.
What is Diamorphine?
Diamorphine is a semisynthetic drug which prepared by acetylation of morphine, which occurs as a natural product in opium.
Why it is used?
It is a narcotic analgesic and used to treat severe pain.
What is Opium?
Opium is a narcotic drug.
It is obtained from the unripe seed capsules of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), a plant of the family Papaveraceae. Opium is obtained by slightly incising the seed capsules of the poppy from flower petals. The slit seedpods release a milky latex which coagulates and changes colour. It turn into a sticky brown mass when exposed to air. It can be sold in powder form or as lumps, cakes, or bricks. It also treated further to obtain derivatives such as morphine, codeine, and heroin. Opium and the drugs obtained from it are called opiates.