Linda Laura Hazzard (néeBurfield; December 18, 1867 – June 24, 1938), nicknamed the “Starvation Doctor[1] was an American quackfraudswindler and serial killer noted for her promotion of fasting as a treatment. She was imprisoned by the state of Washington for a number of deaths at a sanitarium she operated there in the early 20th century. Her treatments were responsible for at least 15 deaths. Born 1867 in Carver County, Minnesota, she died during a fast in 1938.

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