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Doctor Evil: A study of caregiver as lifetaker

At least seven suspects in last week's failed bomb attacks in Britain and Scotland were members of the medical profession. They weren't the first physicians to be implicated in high-profile acts of violence - the list is as long and varied as the motives behind the aggression.

Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele carried out sadistic experiments on prisoners in Auschwitz during World War II; Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer was a GP named Harold Shipman who is believed to have murdered more than 200 people before he was sentenced to life in prison in 2000; a doctor brewed the cyanide, Valium, and grape-flavoured drink mix that 900 men, women and children drank at Jonestown, Guyana in a mass murder-suicide in 1978.

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