The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder



➽ [Download] ➺ The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder By Charles Graeber ➸ – E17streets4all.co.uk After his December arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed The Angel of Death by the media But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster He was a favorite son, husban After his Decemberarrest, registered nurse Charlie Nurse: A Kindle Ñ Cullen was quickly dubbed The Angel of Death The Good PDF or by the media But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster Good Nurse: A ePUB ↠ He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver Implicated in the deaths of as many aspatients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American historyCullen s murderous career in the world s most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania When, in March of , Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayalGraeber s portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen s professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there s no telling how many lives could have been lostIn the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does than chronicle Cullen s deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America s medical system Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

Charles Graeber is an award winning Nurse: A Kindle Ñ journalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Good PDF or THE GOOD NURSE A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder published by Twelve He Good Nurse: A ePUB ↠ is also a contributor to numerous publications including Wired, The New Yorker, GQ, New York Magazine, Outside Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and The New York Times His writing has been honored with the Overseas Press Club award for the year s Outstanding International Journalism, a New York Press Club Prize, several National Magazine Award nominations, and inclusion in anthologies including The Best American Crime Writing, The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Business Writing, The Best of National Geographic Adventure and The Best of Years of Wired Born in Iowa, he now lives in Nantucket, MA and Brooklyn, NY.

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and
    The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and the deaths of as many aspatients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American historyCullen s murderous career in the world s most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania When, in March of , Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayalGraeber s portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen s professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there s no telling how many lives could have been lostIn the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does than chronicle Cullen s deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America s medical system Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
  • Charles Graeber
  • English
  • 09 May 2018
  • 1455574139

10 thoughts on “The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

  1. says:

    You think Annie Wilkes was bad Check out this chilling nonfiction account of Charlie Cullen, a friendly nurse who may have killed several hundred patients before he was caught Now, there s a real cockadoodie brat.

  2. says:

    4 to 4.5 starsA very interesting and shocking story It is amazing to think that monsters like this could be amongst those who are supposed to take care of and heal us.This book hit home with me a bitthan it might some as I work in health care and deal with the Pyxis system from time to time which is referenced frequently throughout the book.While it did get a little slow just a teeny, tiny bit toward the end, it was still an enthralling investigation into madness.If you think you can 4 to 4.5 starsA very interesting and shocking story It is amazing to think that monsters like this could be amongst those who are supposed to take care of and heal us.This book hit home with me a bitthan it might some as I work in health care and deal with the Pyxis system from time to time which is referenced frequently throughout the book.While it did get a little slow just a teeny, tiny bit toward the end, it was still an enthralling investigation into madness.If you think you can play the Angel of Death with human lives in a hospital, you are gonna have a bad time

  3. says:

    It was money, greed, profits that allowed the nurse to get away with serial killing The American health care system is first and foremost a business like any other, it exists to make money Its product is health care Savings can be made by cutting costs Less nurses, automated drug retrieval and disposal systems Untruthful, but vague references to cut the odds of the hospital involving another high profit business, litigation, when someone is let go Agencies hire and send out staff without It was money, greed, profits that allowed the nurse to get away with serial killing The American health care system is first and foremost a business like any other, it exists to make money Its product is health care Savings can be made by cutting costs Less nurses, automated drug retrieval and disposal systems Untruthful, but vague references to cut the odds of the hospital involving another high profit business, litigation, when someone is let go Agencies hire and send out staff without checking on these vague references as they make money on the hours the nurses work or the contracts they get them, due diligence would cost them money.Then there is the great cover up All the medical staff stick together and deny anything that would get any of them into trouble, not only stick together but get rid of evidence that might incriminate them should anyone manage to get through this monolithic wall of non disclosure and investigate them Not many ordinary people, families to patients who died an unexpected and untimely death have either the willpower to persist for years in trying to find out what happened or the wherewithal to employ lawyers to do so They will get no help from insurance companies or health authorities, neither of whom care about truth, only profits.It all comes down to money.Does this mean it couldn t happen in a country with socialised medicine Sadly, no It s the same fear of litigation and medical staff sticking together, even though the profit motif is missing.How do we prevent these mass murderers who move among sick people like they are angels of mercy when they are really angels of death How do we even know how many there are when everything that might reflect badly on a medical institution or staff is covered up Good question I can t think of an answer

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    An informative, but very disturbing look at the inadequacy of the healthcare industry of today Pretty scary stuff knowing that we will probably all end up there for one reason or another if we live long enough Having had someone close to me spend quite a bit of time there, I have seen the good and the bad in the nursing profession, but I think what upsets me most in this true crime novel is thetransfer the problemscenario that killed the 300 innocent people Shame on those corporations An informative, but very disturbing look at the inadequacy of the healthcare industry of today Pretty scary stuff knowing that we will probably all end up there for one reason or another if we live long enough Having had someone close to me spend quite a bit of time there, I have seen the good and the bad in the nursing profession, but I think what upsets me most in this true crime novel is thetransfer the problemscenario that killed the 300 innocent people Shame on those corporations in PA and NJ who did not even contact the authorities suspecting and or even knowing they had a killer in their employ all because of their reputations and bottom line My biggest fear is that with the direction our current government is headed with healthcare, it will probably only get worse A truly frightening read

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    2 stars I have the deepest sadness for the 400 victims and their families that were killed by this most evil nurse who killed as easily as picking berries from a bush I am extremely angry that hospital bureaucrats did nothing at several hospitals and in fact enabled this man to kill nonstop for many years.The 2 stars is for the quality of the book that made a valiant attempt for a clear trajectory of this nightmare but it failed on many counts 1 the narrative readlike a low budget crime 2 stars I have the deepest sadness for the 400 victims and their families that were killed by this most evil nurse who killed as easily as picking berries from a bush I am extremely angry that hospital bureaucrats did nothing at several hospitals and in fact enabled this man to kill nonstop for many years.The 2 stars is for the quality of the book that made a valiant attempt for a clear trajectory of this nightmare but it failed on many counts 1 the narrative readlike a low budget crime show than a serious work of investigative journalism2 there was absolutely no analysis of what happened except for very simplistic explanations that was as tepid as weak cold tea3 no interviews were conducted with outside experts like forensic psychologists to explain the murderer s psychopathology or organizational sociologists to explain how so many things could go wrong at the institutional level etc.I do thank the author however for attempting to tell this story that is tragic and unfathomable

  6. says:

    The Good Nurse The Most Disturbing True Crime Book in DecadesKiller Nurse Charles Cullin is sworn in during a court proceedingThis is not a script for a horror movie This is a true story, and it could happen to you or someone you love Charlie Cullen was a serial killer nurse who slowly murdered an estimated 400 patients in 9 hospitals over a span of 16 years, making him the most prolific serial killer in U.S history Cullen would spike hundreds of hospital i.v bags with insulin or digoxin, The Good Nurse The Most Disturbing True Crime Book in DecadesKiller Nurse Charles Cullin is sworn in during a court proceedingThis is not a script for a horror movie This is a true story, and it could happen to you or someone you love Charlie Cullen was a serial killer nurse who slowly murdered an estimated 400 patients in 9 hospitals over a span of 16 years, making him the most prolific serial killer in U.S history Cullen would spike hundreds of hospital i.v bags with insulin or digoxin, causing patients to overdose on unprescribed drugs The patient s conditions would mysteriously deteriorate and then they would die A national shortage of nurses makes it difficult for hospitals to recruit quality nurses Charlie Cullen continued to find good work as a nurse despite a long, documented history of mental instability including hundreds of suspicious deaths of his patients during his shifts a medical discharge from the Navy after trying to commit suicide 8suicide attempts 3 unsuccessful stints in psychiatric facilities for mental instability 1 arrest probation for stalking, breaking entering trespassing 2 formal domestic violence accusations to police by his ex wife a long history of torturing killing small helpless pets neighbors reporting him yelling and talking to himselfHow did Charlie Cullen continue to get away with killing patients for so many years According to investigating detectives, co workers and even Cullen himself, several hospitals suspected he was harming and killing patients but they refused to take appropriate legal actions Why did hospitals refuse to take appropriate legal actions Corporate staff at greedy, profit driven hospitals knowingly covered up Cullen s crimes because they prioritized their profits and their reputations over the lives and well being of their patients Seven of Cullen s co workers at St Luke s Hospital met with the Lehigh County district attorney to alert authorities of their suspicions that Cullen had used drugs to kill patients They pointed out that in 6 months, Cullen had only worked 20% of the hours on his unit but was present for 2 3 s of the deaths.Investigators never looked into Cullen s past, and his case was dropped 9 months later due to lack of evidence It was later learned that hospital administrators had stymied the investigation by not being totally forthcoming with investigators.Corporate staff at hospitals refused to alert police, refused to alert state regulators and refused to take any steps to protect other patients as potential victims They simply pressured this serial killer employee to quietly transfer to another, unsuspecting hospital where he could continue murdering patients, but at a different hospital The most guilty of these corporate criminals is Mary Lund, a corrupt bureaucrat at Somerset Medical Center Mary Lund repeatedly lied to police and blatantly obstructed justice to protect Somerset Medical Center s reputation and lucrative profits Mary Lund made it her mission to prioritize her hospital s profits over the lives of hundreds of people.Mary Lund was never prosecuted for her cover up of Charles Cullen s murders at her medical center Mary Lund should be serving time in prison, yet she happily lives her life, successful in her career where I believe she has been promoted Google her name to see for yourself Thanks to a very upstanding diligent nurse named Nancy Doherty, at Somerset Medical Center, Charles Cullen s suspicious activities were finally reported to the New Jersey Poison Control Later, two police detectives, Detective Braun and Detective Baldwin worked tirelessly to gather enough evidence from Somerset Med Center to arrest Cullen for his crimes Still, corrupt hospital administrators like Mary Lund at Somerset, blatantly lied to the detectives in an effort trip up their investigation, making it nearly impossible for them to pin down Charles Cullen s criminal activity I really hope, in my heart, that this book will help the victim s of Charles Cullen the victim s of corporate criminals like Mary Lund, finally receive some sort of valid justice and compensation This is a shameful and terrifying portrait of American corporate greed and corrupt morals.Last, below is a list of hospitals and the timeline of Charles Cullen s employment where when he committed his hundreds of murders 1 1988 1992 Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ2 1992 1993 Warren Hospital Phillipsburg, NJ3 1994 1996 Hunterdon Medical Center Flemington, NJ 4 1996 1997 Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown, NJ 5 1998 1998 Liberty Nursing Rehab Center Allentown, PA6 1998 1999 Easton Hospital Easton, PA7 1999 1999 Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown, PA8 1999 2002 St Luke s Hospital Bethlehem, PA 9 2002 2003 Somerset Medical Center Somerville, NJ Charlie Cullen was finally arrested in 2003, after sixteen years and 400 dead patients under his care

  7. says:

    How could you resist wanting to read a book about a good nurse gone bad Since I work in the OR myself, I just was so curious about this book because it just seems so unbelievable I mean, how could someone who is trained to care for patients and be there for their every need want to kill them I wanted to see what could possess someone to do such a thing.The first quarter of the book was interesting It gave some insight to the nurse s background and habits I was mesmerized by the fact that he How could you resist wanting to read a book about a good nurse gone bad Since I work in the OR myself, I just was so curious about this book because it just seems so unbelievable I mean, how could someone who is trained to care for patients and be there for their every need want to kill them I wanted to see what could possess someone to do such a thing.The first quarter of the book was interesting It gave some insight to the nurse s background and habits I was mesmerized by the fact that he was such a hard worker and worked the hours that no one wanted to work, but would suddenly turn when he found something else outside of work to possess I was astounded by the fact that he could go from hospital to hospital after all of the suspicions that followed him and yet had no problems getting jobs and in area where people were dying It was sickening really.The rest of the book just sort of dragged on for me I don t know if it was just depressing or just to wordy, but I got bored at that point I would still recommend this book because it is insightful and scary and it s good to know that you have to be guarded when you or someone you love is in the care of others At least that is my opinion

  8. says:

    My rating 2.5 stars.I truly wanted to like thisThis whole subject of Angels Of Death really fascinate me in terms of serial killer behavior, and I was fully wanting to round the stars up to 3 because it s obviously his first book I truly couldn t after I read the afterword.This novel suffers from this distinct issues The first is the easiest, the other two are tied into each other.Issue 1 The dialog sucks This writer couldn t do decent dialog to save his life The sheer amount of My rating 2.5 stars.I truly wanted to like thisThis whole subject of Angels Of Death really fascinate me in terms of serial killer behavior, and I was fully wanting to round the stars up to 3 because it s obviously his first book I truly couldn t after I read the afterword.This novel suffers from this distinct issues The first is the easiest, the other two are tied into each other.Issue 1 The dialog sucks This writer couldn t do decent dialog to save his life The sheer amount of Uh s and Um s and Okay s and Er s made me want to throw my ipod Seriously There are whole conversations on the phone where one person is just saying Um Er Ah Okay the entire time to everything that is being spoken about.Issue 2 The author wrote this in a kind of imitation of Capote s In Cold Blood and that failed Hard There is no problem trying to emulate greatness, just as long as you re being realistic about it One of the great things about Capote s book is how he makes you feel for the bad guys Graeber tries that and failed very badly, which ties intoIssue 3 The first half of this book is almost unbearable The author writes almost entirely from the killers POV and the author didn t write it as adistant nonfiction book He tries to make this intoof a work of fiction which is why there is an Issue 1 This translates into taking the killers side of everything The first half of the book is just filled with this guys depression Oh, he s so stressed and then he kills someone It s so odd All the biographical stuff is almost entirely overlooked The author prattles on about how the killer is leaving brownies for one of his coworkers and he goes on and on and on about how this makes the killer feel, and then he goes on and on and on about how the killer feels when the woman ignores him after he tells her who it is but the actual meat of the event the semi stalking and, in one case, breaking into a house is givenas an afterthought I don t care about the depression of this killer who s thought to have killed over 400 people I want the facts The killer was able to charm the author so much so that the first half of the book which is, as I said, from the killers POV is just the sob story that most sociopath serial killers give It s only until you get to the second part that we can finally cut the chains tying us to the pity train.The afterword is the worst, though It s amazing how this author can go on and on and on about the killers depression yes, after it s estimated that he s killed over 400 people, the author is still trying to feed us the feel sorry for me line It was an added insult to injury for the author to put that the killer was yelling through the witness testimonies and then, not two sentences later, go on about said depression because the poor, poor, poor killer isn t able to donate a kidney Why, he s always been a hardworking healthcare worker who provided the best he work he could and that meany judge won t let him donate a kidney Why, how cruel the legal system is to keep down such a fine, upstanding nurse.Gag me with a fucking spoon I lost whatever respect I had for the author right then.The final verdict is this this SERIAL KILLER is a sociopath and the author obviously fell of it hook, line, and sinker.If you re looking for abalanced true crime novel of a serial killer something similar to Anne Rule s take on Bundy , you won t find it here The author needs to grow up a little and actually research what these sorts of killers are like This is an insult to the people he killed and the families that suffered

  9. says:

    My sincere thanks to all the very dedicated Nurses and other medical staff that I know and love for their dedication to their careers and their patients I have faith that there are few people like Charlie Cullen The Good Nurse depicts Charlie Cullen as an angel of death In the truest sense this may be the term that is used to describe someone who murders his her patients Though angels are not always good, I ve always seen them as such My picture of An Angel of Death is a person, perhaps mis My sincere thanks to all the very dedicated Nurses and other medical staff that I know and love for their dedication to their careers and their patients I have faith that there are few people like Charlie Cullen The Good Nurse depicts Charlie Cullen as an angel of death In the truest sense this may be the term that is used to describe someone who murders his her patients Though angels are not always good, I ve always seen them as such My picture of An Angel of Death is a person, perhaps misguided, who gives a very ill person an assist out of this world and puts an end to their suffering I do not consider this their right but can understand the concept A mercy killing I ve never read any true crime story quite like this Throughout, I continually shook my head It was bad enough that Cullen killed many people, perhaps as many as 400 What I found incomprehensible and in the end, despicable was the turning of the heads, the ignoring of the facts, the good references, which allowed Cullen to continue nursing, going from one hospital to the next for over 13 years, this by hospital personnel and administration To maintain ratings to prevent suits, to get him out of their hospital Thank heavens someone,a confidential informantfinally helped police to stop Charlie Cullen.Charles Graeber did his best to provide a portrait of Charlie Cullen s actions and deeds I m not certain he was ever able to truly scratch the service of what makes Charlie tick Writing 3.5 stars

  10. says:

    Dr Death 2.0 butchilling 4 stars for this true crime catastrophe Synopsis The Good Nurse unfolds in two parts The first being a chronicle of all of Charles Cullen s comings and goings across nine hospitals in the Jersey Pennsylvania states The second highlights the investigation into Charlie Cullen as a murderous nurse who killed over 30 patients 30 PATIENTS WTF HOLY SHIT Have you listened to Dr Death by Wondery It s a podcast surrounding the criminal case against Christoph Dr Death 2.0 butchilling 4 stars for this true crime catastrophe Synopsis The Good Nurse unfolds in two parts The first being a chronicle of all of Charles Cullen s comings and goings across nine hospitals in the Jersey Pennsylvania states The second highlights the investigation into Charlie Cullen as a murderous nurse who killed over 30 patients 30 PATIENTS WTF HOLY SHIT Have you listened to Dr Death by Wondery It s a podcast surrounding the criminal case against Christopher Duntsch I thought I d heard the worst when I learned what Duntsch did But then came Charlie Cullen What s insane about this case is his void of motive He just killed because he could And he waited to get caught And when he didn t, he killed again And what s PURE INSANITY is the multitude of hospitals that had suspicions that Charlie was doing shady shit but provided him with a neutral reference to work somewhere else so their reputation wouldn t be tainted HOW WHAT SERIOUSLY This infuriated me This institution is supposed to protect us To revive us Not pass off a murderer As several reviews have stated, I too found the second half of this audiobookintriguing, BUT you CAN T skip the first half It s instrumental in building all the critical evidentiary pieces.Soooooo if you want a vantage point into the not so pleasant side of America s medical system, THEN LISTEN READ THIS It s thanks to nurse Amy Loughren, and detectives Dan Baldwin and Tim Braun who broke this case Their persistence, courage, and intuition led to this conviction It s a seriously wild ride

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