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VIRTUAL TALK: “The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream” with Dean Jobb
December 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS DR. CREAM
The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer
His weapon of choice was poison. His victims were mostly women. In the span of 15 years, he murdered as many as ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada, a death toll with almost no precedent in the late nineteen century. He was as brazen as Jack the Ripper. In fact, many people claimed he was the notorious serial killer. In truth, he was Thomas Neill Cream. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream. During one of his most baffling investigations, Sherlock Homes observed, “When a doctor does go wrong, he is the first of criminals. He has nerve, and he has knowledge.” When Dr. Cream was finally brought to justice in 1892, the murder trial exposed how he preyed on vulnerable and desperate women, many of whom had turned to him for medical help. It also exposed the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian society that allowed Dr. Cream to remain undetected for so long.
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