John Bodkin Adams

1899 - 1983

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John Bodkin Adams (21 January 1899 – 4 July 1983) was a British general practitioner, convicted fraudster, and suspected serial killer. Between 1946 and 1956, 163 of his patients probably died while in a coma, so deemed to be worthy of investigation. In addition, 132 out of 310 patients had left Adams money or items in their wills. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bodkin Adams has received more than 634,240 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. John Bodkin Adams is the 162nd most popular extremist (down from 111th in 2019), the 2,623rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,898th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, John Bodkin Adams ranks 162 out of 205. Before him are Guy Burgess, Gary Gilmore, Ibn al-Khattab, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Ernst Zündel, and Abu Ayyub al-Masri. After him are Viktor Bout, Howard Marks, Mary Surratt, Irmgard Möller, Peter Sutcliffe, and Alexander Pichushkin.

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Among people born in 1899, John Bodkin Adams ranks 158Before him are Gustav Ucicky, Carlo Rosselli, Harald Tammer, Udham Singh, Aldo Nadi, and Otto E. Neugebauer. After him are Arvīds Pelše, Ramón Muttis, Willem Jacob Luyten, Armas Toivonen, Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg, and Rudolf Svensson. Among people deceased in 1983, John Bodkin Adams ranks 128Before him are Raymond Massey, Manuel Ferreira, Juan Carlos Zabala, Rudolf Wolters, Earl Tupper, and Erich Juskowiak. After him are Maurice Bishop, Musine Kokalari, Mary Renault, Arvīds Pelše, Louise Weiss, and Mordecai Kaplan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Bodkin Adams ranks 2,623 out of 6,924. Before him are John Farey Sr. (1766), Shakin' Stevens (1948), Alfred Tysoe (1874), John Alcott (1930), Billy Meredith (1874), and Veronica Cartwright (1949). After him are William Shanks (1812), Natalie Dormer (1982), Jim Marshall (1923), Enoch Powell (1912), Arthur Waley (1889), and Georgette Heyer (1902).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, John Bodkin Adams ranks 11Before him are John Adams (1767), Harold Shipman (1946), John Haigh (1909), Jonathan Wild (1683), Fred West (1941), and Guy Burgess (1911). After him are Howard Marks (1945), Peter Sutcliffe (1946), Stuart Christie (1946), Dick Turpin (1705), Dennis Nilsen (1945), and John Christie (1899).