Candice unravels the twisted mind of Christopher Duntsch, a.k.a. Dr. Death, the infamous Texas neurosurgeon whose record of botched surgeries left behind a trail of death and destruction. In the years prior to his arrest, Duntsch spewed countless lies and manipulated those around him so he could continue to practice medicine at any cost. Candice delves into his troubled past to break down why he butchered his patients, and how he managed to keep operating.
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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