Folie à Deaux

Folie à deux, shared psychosis,[2] or shared delusional disorder is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief and sometimes hallucinations[3][4] are transmitted from one individual to another.[5] The same syndrome shared by more than two people may be called folie à trois, folie à quatre, folie en famille (“family madness”), or even folie à plusieurs (“madness of several”). Tromp family: The mystery of a tech-free road trip gone wrong […]

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Atrocities in the Congo Free State

In the period from 1885 to 1908, many well-documented atrocities were perpetrated in the Congo Free State (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) which, at the time, was a colony under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians.  Individual workers who refused to participate in rubber collection could be killed and entire villages razed. The severing of […]

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Happy Land Fire

A River of Tears: Happy Land

https://web.archive.org/web/20060502074835/http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/mass/happyland/index_1.html An arsonist carrying a grudge and a container of gasoline sparked the inferno that killed 87 panicstricken revelers early yesterday in an illegal Bronx social club, authorities said. It was the deadliest fire in the city in 79 years. The terrified victims – half of them under 25 and all dressed for a night […]

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Asbestos

Asbestos is like an evil villain in a horror movie. It can’t be burned nor can it be destroyed. It can be broken down but as it breaks, it splinters and as it continues to break down it simply breaks into smaller and smaller splinter fibers. When you breathe in these tiny fibers and they […]

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Rabies in Humans

Rabies is an acute viral infection is transmitted to humans by a bite or by the exposure of broken skin to an infected animal’s saliva. Immunization given early (preferably within 24 hours but certainly within 72 hours) can usually prevent the disease. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. […]

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25 Cromwell Street Murders

Yeah, see, you’ve got the killing all wrong, no, nobody went through hell, enjoyment turned to disaster, well most of it anyway. – Fred West Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Fred and Rose: The West Murders Part 1: The Cromwell […]

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip is a 1999 American black-and-white and color docudrama film written and directed by James Marsh, based on the 1973 book of the same name by Michael Lesy. Original music for the film was composed by DJ Shadow, with original piano music for the closing credits by John Cale. The film dramatizes the […]

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How psychiatric patients became victims | DW Documentary

Psychiatric patients in Romania have been the subjects of drug trials for years. The head of one clinic has been charged with performing medical experiments on patients without obtaining their consent. Drug manufacturers and European research organizations, including one institute from Germany, were clients of the Romanian clinic. The head of the clinic is now […]

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