Doctors dedicate their entire life to saving others, they work long hours and stay educated throughout their careers. Being a Doctor is an extremely honourable profession.
Perhaps that’s why we are all so shocked when some Doctors are doing the opposite of what they are supposed to do in their jobs. Those particular Doctors sometimes ruin lives and in a worst-case scenario even end them.
Today we bring you the 5 worst Doctors of all times, doctors take an oath to uphold life, but sometimes be it through error malicious intent things go horribly wrong. These doctors will make you nervous next time you hire a Doctor.
Below you will find our TOP 5 pick of the WORST Doctors of ALL times. [READ BELOW THE PICTURE]
Dr Rocher Sanchez – “The Willie King Case – 1995”
One of the most notorious medical error examples in US history, the wrong foot was amputated on a patient named Willie King on February 20, 1995. Both the hospital and surgeon involved paid hefty fines and the media had a feeding frenzy covering the dramatic and alarming mistake.
So how did a doctor remove the wrong foot? Such a mistake seems difficult to comprehend, but was it really as mind-boggling as it looks at first glance?
The bottom line is that the doctor honestly believed he was removing the correct foot when he began the surgery. The blackboard in the operating room and the operating room schedule all listed the wrong foot because the scheduler had accidentally listed the wrong foot. After reading the incorrect paperwork, the nurse prepped the wrong foot. When the doctor entered the operating room, the wrong foot was prepped and the most obvious documentation listed the wrong foot. Basically, the stage was set for a medical error to occur.
The foot itself also looked the part. The patient was suffering from complications of diabetes and both of his feet were in bad shape. The “good” foot that was incorrectly removed looked like a candidate for amputation so there were no obvious visual clues it wasn’t the intended surgery site.
Other doctors had testified in defence of the doctor saying the majority of other surgeons would have made the same mistake given the same set of circumstances. [READ MORE BELOW THE PIC]
Dr Cecil B. Jacobson – “The Baby Maker – 1992”
Dr Jacobson was a fertility Doctor who treated women who had problems getting pregnant. Some patients agreed to be artificially be inseminated with their own partner’s sperm. Or in some cases by an anonymous donor.
Dr Jacobson would instead use his own sperm to impregnate those patients without informing them.
DNA tests have linked Dr Jacobson to be the father of 15 different children but it’s expected that this number could be a multiple of that amount.
In 1992, Jacobson was convicted of 52 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and perjury. He was sentenced to five years in prison and had his medical license revoked. Jacobson appealed his convictions and sentence, but they were upheld by the court of appeals. He now lives in Provo, Utah, where he is involved in agricultural research. [READ MORE BELOW THE PICTURE]
Dr Carl Clauberg – “The Nazi Doctor – WOII”
Early in his career as a research gynaecologist, Carl Clauberg studied treatments to help infertile women conceive. In 1943 and 1944, on the authorization of SS chief Heinrich Himmler, Clauberg conducted experiments at Auschwitz intended to develop a method of mass sterilization.
Using some 700, mostly Jewish women as subjects, he injected toxins (Most notorious example was ACID) directly into the uterus, without any anaesthetics, causing severe pain and sometimes death. He also conducted experiments on women in Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Clauberg was arrested by Soviet authorities and was tried and sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment for his crimes related to sterilization experiments in the camps. He was released in 1955 as part of a German-Soviet repatriation agreement. Re-arrested by German police, Clauberg died before his trial began in 1957. [READ MORE BELOW THE PIC]
Dr Shiro Ishii – “Wartime Japanese Doctor – Second Sino-Japanese War – 1937-1945”
Dr Ishii studied medicine at Kyoto Imperial University in Japan and was a microbiologist by trade. He spent his professional career as a medical officer in the Imperial Japanese Army, beginning as a surgeon in 1921, and by 1945, reaching the position of surgeon general.
To attain that pinnacle, Ishii left behind a trail of human blood, body parts, and entrails and committed horrifyingly wicked inhumane acts along the way to reach the top echelon of military medicine in Japan.
Dr Ishii became head of Unit 731, the biological warfare unit of the Japanese army. He experimented on Chinese prisoners of war and Chinese civilians with horrific diseases like Bubonic Plague, Colora, Anthrax as well as forced abortions and artificially induced strokes.
His actions have been linked to the death of over 10,000 people!
After his capture, Dr Ishii offered to reveal details of the experiments conducted at Unit 731 in exchange for immunity from all of the war crimes he committed. The US agreed to the plea bargain, which also included immunity for top-level members of Ishii’s medical research team. In addition to the promise of not being prosecuted for war crimes, these researchers were enticed with money and other gifts from the US to share what was learned at Unit 731. Dr Shiro Ishii was never punished for his crimes; he succumbed to throat cancer in 1960 at the age of 67. [READ MORE BELOW THE PIC]
Dr Harold Shipman – “One of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history”
Dr Harold Shipman, British doctor and serial killer who murdered at least 215 of his patients and this between 1975 and 1998. His victims were often healthy elderly woman. His method of choice was injecting patients with diamorphine (a pharmaceutical version of heroin).
While he was extremely careful in his approach and most of the people were amazed that he could get away with his crimes for so long. The alarm was only raised in 1998! After a nearby Medical Centre had found that Dr Shipman his death rate was ten times higher as ten their own, which sparked an investigation.
On January 13, 2004, Shipman was discovered at 6 am hanging in his prison cell at Wakefield, having used bed sheets tied to the window bars of his cell.
There remains some mystery about the whereabouts of his remains, with some claiming that his body is still in a Sheffield Morgue, while others believe that his family have custody of his body, believing that he may have been murdered in his cell, and wishing to delay his interment pending further tests. [READ MORE BELOW THE PIC]
We hope that the above stories show why background checks are so important and why we at Gorilla Jobs are so thorough in our qualifications.
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