A New Kind of Life [Criminal] Elena de Hoyos, a young Cuban woman, went to a hospital in Key West, Florida, with tuberculosis. She met a German x-ray technician who called himself ”Count Von Cosel” and who claimed he could save her, using unusual methods he’d invented himself. She died, and that started a strange new life for both of them.

This was real life, btw. Count Von Cosel was bonkers.