21 Evil Doctors And Nurses Who Were Also Serial Killers

Published October 21, 2017
Updated December 20, 2017

These "angels of death," both evil doctors and evil nurses, took lives when they were supposed to be saving them.

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21 Evil Doctors And Nurses Who Were Also Serial Killers
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Doctors and nurses have always inspired a strange mix of trust and fear. We give ourselves over to them when we're at our most vulnerable, which in turn makes us uneasy at the thought that they could perhaps exploit that unique position of power.

We allow these people into our most private and defenseless spaces, granting them access to our bodies both inside and out. So we shudder at the idea that their intentions could be anything less than pure.

Perhaps this is why, even among serial killers, those who were doctors and nurses by day chill us to the bone like few others.

Discover some of the most horrifyingly evil doctors and nurses who were serial killers in the gallery above.


After this look at evil doctors and nurses who were serial killers, learn about famous serial killers and how they met their ends. Then, check out 21 serial killer quotes that will chill you to the bone. Finally, read up on Carl Tanzler, the doctor who fell in love with this patient and then lived with her corpse.

Gabe Paoletti
Gabe is a New York City-based writer and an Editorial Intern at All That Is Interesting.
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