DiscoverThis American Life492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde
492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde

492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde

Update: 2018-11-25132
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Dr. Benjamin Gilmer gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer — who went to prison after killing his own father. But the more Benjamin’s patients talk about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes. Everyone loved the old Dr. Gilmer. So Benjamin starts digging around, trying to understand how a good man can seemingly turn bad.
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Dale Yancy

3 . . .

Dec 6th
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Jennifer LyBarger

I rarely comment, but this hits home hard. It's very sad how people don't take mental health disorders seriously or even take the time to listen like Dr. Ben did!! Mostly because they don't understand the disorder itself. Educate, educate, educate yourselves. it can make a huge difference. Through most of this podcast I was shaking my head and thinking where's the humanity and compassion? But then again, hence the reason why I don't trust our "justice" system. Thank you Dr. Ben for the work you you do to help people. We need more people like you in this world.

Nov 29th
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Nanda Lakhwani

Really good episode!

Nov 29th
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Rick Wagner

wow I don't write comments often but the end brought me to tears. our justice system has lost every bit of humanity and we literally throw souls away in the most torturous way I can imagine. bad guys med to be punished but they are still human and if we become ok with convicts becoming animals then what have we become? motive in crime is a huge factor and if mentally insane then that person deserves help not punishment. we all become less safe by punishing the sick since most of them will walk the street again and would you rather run into them with a few years of treatment or a few years of violence and solitary? I am certain we have a huge hand in creating criminals once they enter the system and the process to right wrongs is exhausting. I'm so sick to know my taxes go to inflicting pain and suffering towards millions daily. no other civilized nation does what we do and perhaps that's why 80% of prisoners return to jail while most of Europe gets 20% return. our fear creates better criminals

Nov 29th
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Jennifer LyBarger

Rick Wagner Well said!!! My thoughts exactly!!!

Nov 29th
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Coach Kika

Sorry but you should listen to your own podcast again. this guy definitely duped you!

Nov 27th
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Rick Wagner

Coach Kika it's important to listen all the way through. you are a perfect example of why our justice system is disgusting. the doctor is just as big a victim as his father

Nov 29th
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Danielle Tyler

Coach Kika Methinks you didn't listen to the last 15 minutes.

Nov 28th
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Alex Kwong

incredible story

Nov 27th
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492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde

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