The Good Nurse
Charles Cullen seemed like a great nurse to many of his hospital coworkers. He was well qualified and always eager to take an unwanted shift. What they didn’t know was that Cullen was less interested in saving lives than ending them. He became perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history, killing as many as 300 patients. The journalist Charles Graeber has documented Cullen’s deadly career and how he managed to slip through the cracks of the world’s most trusted profession. He joins us Thursday to talk about it.
Charles Graeber has written for Wired, GQ, The New Yorker, Outside and the New York Times, among others. His new book is called The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder [Amazon|Indiebound].