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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


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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