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The Resource The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder, Charles Graeber

The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder, Charles Graeber

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The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder
Title
The good nurse
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a true story of medicine, madness, and murder
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Charles Graeber
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eng
Summary
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in this piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, the author, a journalist presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, this book weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. The author's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. This work does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. This book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way
Summary
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania
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individual biography
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10176001
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YDXCP
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Graeber, Charles
Dewey number
364.152/32092
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Cullen, Charles
  • Serial murderers
  • Nurses
  • Cullen, Charles
  • Nurses
  • Serial murderers
  • United States
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adult
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a true story of medicine, madness, and murder
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The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder, Charles Graeber
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-302) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn855905340
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781455574131
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)855905340
Label
The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder, Charles Graeber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855905340
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781455574131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)855905340

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