Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky PDF

By Peter Vronsky

ISBN-10: 0425196402

ISBN-13: 9780425196403

During this precise booklet, Peter Vronsky records the mental, investigative, and cultural points of serial homicide, starting with its first recorded example in historical Rome, via fifteenth-century France, as much as such infamous modern situations as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as "the serial rampage killer" resembling Andrew Cunanan.
Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and that includes up to date details at the apprehension and conviction of the golf green River Killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky's distinct books covers each plausible point of an eternally riveting true-crime phenomenon.

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66 In addition to crutches or staffs, apparently there were other aids for people who had difficulty walking, such as the corrective boots and shoes mentioned incidentally in tl1e Hippocratic corpus ( On Joints 62 ) . Plutarch may have such a boot in mind in his story of Damonidas the music master, who prays, when he loses his boots, specially made for his crippled feet, that they might fit their finder ( Moralia 18 d) . 67 Prosthetic devices are not mentioned at all in the Hippocratic cor­ pus .

Ischemia (localized anemia) and gangrene ( decay of tissue resulting from this lack of blood supply) are common results of injuryY Limb loss could also result from ischemia and gangrene from advanced dia­ betes. D. C. D. ( The Igno­ rant Book -Collector 6). Cold injuries have been documented at surpris­ ingly warm temperatures, up to twelve degrees Celsius, or about fifty­ four degrees Fahrenheit. The limbs do not fall off immediately from the cold, but rather mummifY and fall off on their own or can be removed with forceps a few weeks later.

C. C. ) . 3 8 Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the connective tissue that today affects three million Americans, also existed in the ancient world. 39 Rheumatoid arthritis is incurable, but its symptoms are handled today with a range of treatments, such as steroid drugs and surgery, that were not available in tl1e ancient world. Gout, too, was recognized and dis­ cussed by the Hippocratics . 4o The skeleton of a female from the Proto­ geometric period shows signs of a big-toe inflammation, a common symptom of goutY Gout can be kept under control today by a variety of drugs; while we do not know the specifics, people suffering from gout in the ancient world also had treatments available Y Infectious arthritis is not a well-known phenomenon in the modern world, as it can be treated with antibiotics; sterile treatment for injuries has led to fewer cases of infectious arthritis .

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