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

by Graeber, Charles.

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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South Park Library AV CD-BK 364.1523 GRA
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD-BK 364.1523 GRA
 
 
Summary
Charles Cullen, RN, was one of the most accomplished serial killers in recent history. For sixteen years, working in multiple hospitals, he had a hand in the deaths of as many as three hundred patients. Though colleagues knew--or had reason to know--what was going on, no one stopped himThe Good Nurse does more than tell the horrifying tale of Cullen's deadly career; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers an excoriating look inside America's broken medical system. Cullen is but one of the story's many riveting characters. Others include a down-and-out detective and an Erin Brockovich-type employee who wrestles with herself and the truth about her friend and colleague, eventually joining forces to end Cullen's killing spree. Impossible to put down, The Good Nurse ensures that listeners will never enter a hospital feeling the same way again.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Taking advantage of his exclusive access to serial killer Charles Cullen, journalist Graeber makes the most of the dramatic story of a nurse who began killing patients in 1991, and who eluded prosecution for over a decade. Experts estimate that he may have murdered up to 300 people before his arrest in 2003. Without excusing or condoning Cullen's crimes, the author presents a picture of the killer's horrific childhood, which may provide an explanation for his descent into violence-a journey that began with animal cruelty and emotional withdrawal from his increasingly frightened wife. Cullen began tampering with IV bags at St. Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey, and patients on the road to recovery, or who were at least stable, started dropping like flies. Incredibly, Cullen was able to move from one nursing job to another even after being forced out of employment because of suspicions that he was responsible for the deaths. Graeber doesn't pull punches-his description of the effects of insulin poisoning are chilling, and he needn't resort to hyperbole to damn the hospital administrators who failed to take it upon themselves to stop Cullen from claiming more lives. A deeply unsettling addition to the true crime genre. Agent: Susan Golumb, the Susan Golomb Literary Agency. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Cullen, Charles, -- 1960-
Serial murderers -- United States -- Biography.
Nurses -- United States -- Biography.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York, NY :Hachette Audio,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Collyer, Will.
Participants/Performers Read by Will Collyer.
Language English
Notes Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Duration: 11:00:00.
Description 10 audio discs (11 hr., 35 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781619699366
1619699362
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