Some interesting facts and events in the world of medicine.


Dr. Michael Swango showed such bizarre behavior in medical school that he was almost denied his diploma. His MO was killing off patients who had been recuperating. He was convicted of killing 3 patients, but may have been responsible for as many as 60 murders. At his sentencing hearing, prosecutors read lurid passages from Swango’s notebook, describing the joy he felt during his crimes. Judge Mishler sentenced Swango to three consecutive life terms.