Insulin Murders: True Life Cases

Insulin Murders: True Life Cases

By: Vincent Marks (author), Caroline Richmond (author)Paperback

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Insulin Murders is the first book on the market to describe real life cases of murder (and purported murder) using insulin (and other hypoglycaemic agents) as a murder weapon. Written by a leading authority on insulin and its use as a murder weapon, this is a gripping account of true life crime, intended for doctors and laypeople alike. Insulin Murders is a unique collection of real life tales and includes details of the evidence that proved the innocence of Claus von Bulow, played by Jeremy Irons in the well known Hollywood film about the case, Reversal of Fortune, in the first criminal trial ever to be televised in the US. Insulin Murders is written by Vincent Marks, author of the well-known and critically acclaimed Panic Nation and world authority on insulin, and Caroline Richmond, a well known medical journalist and writer, with a foreword by Nick Ross, journalist and broadcaster. It will appeal to both the medical and non-medical communities, and especially to all those with an interest in forensic medicine or true life crime.

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Vincent Marks went to Oxford on a scholarship to study medicine just after the Second World War. He became a world authority on hypoglycaemia early in his career, during which he was Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Surrey in Guildford, where he was also Dean of the Science Faculty and Founder of theMedicalSchool. He is one of the pioneers of immunoassay and founder of the biotech company, ClifMar Associates, amongst others. He is a former President of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and former Vice-President of The Royal College of Pathologists. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the measurement of insulin and has extensive specialist knowledge of medical research, including clinical chemistry and nutrition. Investigators worldwide call upon his expertise whenever a crime, or suspected crime, involves insulin or hypoglycaemia. Caroline Richmond has had three careers: as a laboratory scientist in pharmacology and neurosciences; as a book editor; and as a science writer and medical journalist. She is a respected obituary writer for the British Medical Journal, The Independent and The Guardian, and also writes for the The Oldie magazine. She founded HealthWatch, which campaigns for evidence-based medicine.


Foreword by Nick Ross Preface About the authors Acknowledgements 1. Kenneth Barlow, England: the first documented case 2. Herr Breslau, Germany: a brutal killing 3. William Archerd, USA: a serial matrimonialist killer 4. Claus von Bulow, USA: the fi rst televised trial 5. Dolores Christina Miller, USA: why did she bother to kill a dying man? 6. Beverly Allitt, England: the nurse who killed babies 7. Jane Wagstaffe, England: was it suicide? 8. Maria Whiston, England: the a /insulin between the toesa case 9. Susan Shickle, England: a /It wasna (TM)t me, it was hima 10. Noburo Kato, Japan: a botched murder 11. Deborah Winzar, England: a case of wrongful conviction? 12. Vicki Jensen, USA: a heinous crime 13. Colin Bouwer, New Zealand: Professor of Psychiatry and murderer 14. Elaine Robinson, Wales: a bizarre death Appendix Further reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781853157608
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781853157608
  • weight: 181
  • ISBN10: 1853157600

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