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Cream, Thomas Neill (1850–1892), doctor and murderer, was born in Glasgow on 27 May 1850, the eldest son of William Henry Cream (c.1823–c.1891) and Mary Elder. The family emigrated to Canada, where William became manager of Gilmour & Co....

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Palmer, William [called the Rugeley Poisoner] (1824–1856), poisoner and physician, was born in August or September 1824, at The Yard, Rugeley, Staffordshire, the fourth of five sons and two daughters of Joseph Palmer (1777–1836), a rich timber merchant, and his wife, Sarah Bentley (1793–1861)...

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Ruxton, Buck (1899–1936), physician and murderer, was originally named Bukhtyar Rustomji Rantanji Hakim. A Parsi native of Bombay, he was a bachelor of medicine of the universities of Bombay and London, and a bachelor of surgery at the University of Bombay. After qualifying in 1922 he served in the Indian Medical Service (IMS) at ...