106: The Crimes of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (QC/ON)

Episode 106 – This week we take on the case of a morphine addicted, syphilitic, Scottish Canadian physician with a lust for murder and a blackmail. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream used his intelligence, medical training, relative good looks and higher station to leave a trail of death in Canada, the United States and Victorian London. Only years after Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror mysteriously ended, Dr. Cream picked up Jack’s mantle poisoning at least four more sex workers in the poorest area of London. The Lambeth Poisoner may have gotten away with the crimes were it not for his own big mouth.

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Sources and Further Reading:
[Dr Thomas Neil Cream – Crime Library on truTV.com]
[Casebook: Jack the Ripper – Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
[Murder by Gaslight: The Lambeth Poisoner]
[Canada’s History – The Evil Deeds of Dr. Cream]
[Dr. Thomas Neill Cream | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
[The CRIMES OF DR. CREAM | Maclean’s | September 15, 1931]
[The Lambeth Poisoner | Crime Magazine]
[The Lambeth Poisoner: London’s Deadly Doctor]
[Metropolitan Police letter and photographs of Dr Neill Cream, England, 1890-1907 | Science Museum Group Collection]
[Doctor death – New York Daily News]
[The man who would be Jack the Ripper – The Scotsman]
[The gentleman from Chicago – Cashman, John – Internet Archive]
[History of tuberculosis – Wikipedia]
[A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
[Monsters of Medicine]

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