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Nting them I found a ot of frightening similarities between the Culture The Time Of These the time of these to the current climate in the States In part Cream must have felt his murders were justified and the United States In part Cream must have felt his murders were justified and fact called for by the society in which he Wanton Nights lived where the women he preyed upon those seeking abortions or working as prostitutes were marginalized and criminalized by society I m sure much violence towards marginalized groups within the United States are thought of by their actors to be justified within this socialandscape Very frighteningI found this a very interesting study based completely in fact unlike similar works on the famous Jack the Ripper Cream is one of the multitude of suspects for the Jack the Ripper murders so I ve included this on my JtR shel. Sexual tensions and fears McLaren explores how the roles of murderer and victim were created and how similar tensions might contribute to the onslaught of serial killing in today's socie. The true story of Dr Thomas Neill Cream a 19th Century Serial Killer Whose Weapon Of Choice Was To Poison serial killer whose weapon of choice was to poison strychnine and whose victims were women of ill repute Be warned this book is one scholar s statement of society than a true crime story and is in no way captivating in its telling The first half than a true crime story and is in no way captivating in its telling The first half the book is dedicated to Cream

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killings and a disappointingly scattered and rushed job feel to it while the second half is a better written but very detailed thesis While My Soldier Serves likeook at the societal influences McLaren believes bred monsters ike Cream Jack the Ripper and Dr Edward William Pritchard In this manner the author uses the history of women s roles medicine police work and aw and even the environmental andscape in his claims as to what may have compelled Cr. From 1877 to 1892 Dr Thomas Neill Cream murdered seven women all prostitutes or patients seeking abortions in England and North America A Prescription for Murder begins with Angus McLaren. Eam s actions but are those really justificationsTo sum up a pedantic yet intriguing case study in which I wish Part One yet intriguing case study in which I wish Part One as gripping as Part Two was educational This book was a ittle dry than the other non fiction accounts I had read this crime month Unlike the others the focus wasn t on the crimes themselves but On The Greater Social Context the greater social context had a part in bringing the crimes aboutthis book was similar to the Poisoner s handbook in that it contained a serial killer who used Strychnine in his murders However unlike the Handbook #it wasn t completely about the detectives toxicologists and medical examiners # wasn t completely about the detectives toxicologists and medical examiners made it possible to catch the crim but about women who although completely unrecognized acted as witnesses and at times bait to catch the man who was hu. 's vividly detailed story of the killings Using press reports and police dossiers McLaren investigates the inks between crime and respectability to reveal a remarkable range of Victorian. ,

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A Prescription for Murder The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr Thomas Neill Cream