"Murder as a Science" - the wickedness of Dr Warder

Rosemary Cook

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1st July 2020
Doctors | Murder | Poisons

When Dr Warder's young wife died in Brighton in 1866, her doctor refused to give a death certificate and an inquest was held. With the police carrying out covert surveillance, Dr Warder made a last urgent trip to London with a box full of money ... Only after his late wife's inquest was concluded did the extent and magnitude of his wickedness become public knowledge.

Based on original research, this is the true story of a doctor who turned his medical skills to criminal use, treating 'murder as a science.'

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About Rosemary Cook

I am a nurse by background and have considerable experience researching medical and nursing history: I have a PGDip in Applied Social Research, I have been a member of the committee of the Royal College of Nursing's History of Nursing Society, and a recipient of a Monica Baly research bursary.

My research into some interesting historical characters from these fields has resulted in my first non-textbook publication 'The Nightingale Shore Murder' (the first and only book telling the true story of this unsolved crime from 1920, and the book behind Channel 5's 'Agatha and the Truth of Murder'); 'Petticoat Government', the story of the York Home for Nurses; and 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw' due out in 2020.

I was an experienced conference speaker during my professional life, and I now enjoy sharing these historical stories with groups as a hobby. I live in York and am happy to travel around Yorkshire and Humberside, or further afield, to speak. I also can also provide all my talks online. For more see www.rosemarycookauthor.co.uk

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