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Is Donald Harvey the Most Prolific Serial Killer in America?

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Is Donald Harvey the Most Prolific Serial Killer in America?

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Find out how forensic pathologists determined that Donald Harvey, a mild-mannered hospital worker who called himself the "Angel of Death", murdered nearly 100 people.

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When a death looks suspicious, forensic pathologists take a closer look. By thoroughly examining a corpse, they can determine the cause of death and whether or not a crime has taken place. See how this forensic science first gained notoriety 100 years ago in England, when a pathologist, though autopsies and wildly unconventional research methods, linked one man to two suspicious honeymoon deaths. Then, discover how a postmortem examination in Cincinnati in 1987 led detectives to one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.

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