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Doctor That Took Children?

Posted: Tue 27 Nov, 2018 3:44 pm
by joshuaaaronr
Hi!

First post and I literally created an account so I could ask about something that I'm not sure is real or my own imagination. I'm putting this in this thread because either it's not real and I made it up or I read it somewhere and it could just be an old scary story that went around.

I remember reading, somewhere, a long time ago, a story of a Doctor (maybe?) who would kidnap children from around Leeds. Possibly to some kind of hospital / mental hospital. As far as I can remember, this happened in the early half of the 20th century?

I'm hoping this is real or I'll have to be worried about my own mental state! The thing is I remember googling it and finding photos of this doctor and other stories about him so I'm even more confused!

Thanks in advance

Re: Doctor That Took Children?

Posted: Thu 29 Nov, 2018 11:16 am
by Bruno
Welcome to Secret Leeds, joshuaaaronr.

This is a long shot, as it’s not exactly kidnapping nor confined to Leeds, but could you be thinking about Dr Barnardo?

http://infed.org/mobi/thomas-john-barnardo-the-doctor/

Re: Doctor That Took Children?

Posted: Thu 27 Dec, 2018 5:01 pm
by Troll
Has joshuaaaronr been kidnapped by the doctor?
Anyway I must say I have not heard of this before, but it could be real. Truth is stranger than fiction, or so they say.