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Between the Dying and the Dead
When the People Bubble POPs
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Prescription Medicide: The Goodness of Planned Death
60 Minutes Interview - Jack Kevorkian (June 3, 2007)
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Throughout his career Jack Kevorkian, M.D. has written many powerful books. Here is a list of his books that are available as either a free download through this website or for purchase online.

book_our_cornucopia_of__rightsAmendment IX, A Cornucopia of Rights A riveting book illuminating the ignored power inherent of Amendment IX of the Bill of Rights by Dr. Jack Kevorkian. 75 pages. Amendment IX: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Free download.


Between_the_Dying_and_the_Dead_CoverBetween the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia [Hardcover] Dr. Jack Kevorkian—the enigmatic and intrepid physician dubbed "Dr. Death"—has for years declined public interviews about his life and the events that led him to be a vehement advocate of doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. But here, finally, is his own life story, as told to Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.

Dr. Kevorkian gained international notoriety in the 1990s for his passionate advocacy of choice for terminal patients, who have increasingly won the right to decide the time, place, and method of their own death in several western countries. In 1998, he assisted Thomas Youk, a terminally ill patient suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, with a lethal injection that was broadcast on CBS's 60 Minutes. Immediately thereafter, Kevorkian was arrested, charged with second-degree murder, tried, and sentenced to 10-25 years in Michigan's maximum-security prison system.

Today, Dr. Kevorkian is in his late seventies and in failing health himself. He shares an eight-by-twelve-foot cell with another inmate in the Thumb Correctional Facility at Lapeer, Michigan. The unique story Prisoner Number 284797 shares far exceeds the battle to legalize euthanasia and end human suffering for terminal patients. "Personal choice is really what it is all about. Quality of life, as opposed to maintaining existence."




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When the People Bubble POPs is a clear and detailed analysis of human overpopulation of Planet Earth. This scholarly work features detailed graphs and limericks by the author.


glimmerIQs_coverglimmerIQs  This book was written by Dr. Jack Kevorkian while he was incarcerated. It is a memoir. It is an eclectic collection of songs, poems, essays, very striking and beautiful paintings, and much more. Dr. Kevorkian is an artist of the highest caliber. He has a one-of-a-kind worldview. glimmerIQs is one of the most entertaining books the reader will find.


 

presrpption medicide coverPrescription Medicide: The Goodness of Planned Death [Paperback] - From Publishers Weekly

"The medical profession's single-minded obsession with the longevity of life has blinded it to other special needs of society and has spawned the inevitable ethical dilemmas now upon us. Rapidly changing conditions will soon force the intransigent medical profession to accept planned death by euthanasia, even if only the negative kind. Then the profession would be doing the right thing, but for the wrong reason: it would have acted only because it was forced to do so." - - Jack Kevorkian, M.D.

Dr. Kevorkian continues to be at the center of the red-hot debate over physician-assisted suicide. The inventor of the "suicide machine" has stirred up both admiration and controversy. His "Deaths with Dignity" have won him the accolades of the pro-choice movement. Other groups, like Operation Rescue, the AMA, the Hemlock Society, and especially the Michigan State Legislature, insist that Kevorkian has gone too far. In Prescription: Medicide, the famed "suicide doctor" talks about why he continues his struggle. He addresses the need to assist the terminally ill to die, how death row inmates should be allowed to donate organs after their deaths, and the need for medical reform to create a rational program of dignified, humane, beneficial planned death. "

"A solid, sober, humane discussion of planned death and its potential impact on organ harvesting and medical experimentation . . ." SciTech Book News


60_minutes_cover60 Minutes Interview - Jack Kevorkian (June 3, 2007)  Airdate: 06/03/07 In 1998, Dr. Jack Kevorkian appeared on 60 Minutes and showed Mike Wallace a videotape of him giving a lethal injection to a man with Lou Gehrig's disease -- a man who said he wanted to die. That tape put Kevorkian in prison for murder for 8 years, and on the day he was released he talked again with Wallace. Kevorkian said that although the conditions of his parole do not allow him to assist a person considering suicide, he will work for the cause in other ways.



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0 #1 Julie InYourFaceNewYorker 2012-03-23 19:52
what about his other, long-forgotten books?

The Story of Dissection
Medical Research and the Death Penalty
Slimmeriks and the Demi-Diet
Beyond Any Kind of God

I've read all of his books in some form. All of them are great except for "When the People Bubble POPs" which just made me facepalm.
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