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Dr. Death | S1: Dr. Duntsch


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Search for Dr. Death: Miracle Man to hear the latest season of Dr. Death. A story of trust, betrayal and miracles.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, an...

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Score: 4.9

Aja Romano - Vox - Dec 7, 2020

"...gripping storytelling and an unforgettable close-up look at systemic failure. Dr. Death’s portrait of Duntsch works because Beil never stops reminding you how ordinary Duntsch’s brand of arrogant incompetence is, nor of the systems that allowed him to flourish."

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Score: 5

Justine Goode - Vanity Fair - Oct 30, 2020

"After listening, it’s hard to say which is more disturbing—Duntsch’s stomach-churning acts of malpractice, or the way American health care system aided and abetted him, and continually failed to protect his victims. …"

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Score: 5

Jake Greenberg - - Nov 9, 2018

"In its spectacular first several episodes, which report on the many botched surgeries Duntsch embarked on, Dr. Death is genuinely horrifying. Two weeks after the finish of its official season, Dr. Death looks like a phenomenon. The world-building in Dr. Death comes naturally, forgoing portraits of Dallas the town or its residents. The show is smart enough to launch into the straight reporting, letting the terrible drama of the case take priority over style."

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