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Hemlock's Cup The Struggle for Death with Dignity

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ISBN-10: 0879758082

ISBN-13: 9780879758080

Edition: 1993

Authors: Donald W. Cox

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"Mercy killing," "assisting a suicide," "planning your own death," and "euthanasia" are once again high-profile issues. Recent popular referendums have sought to legalize doctor-assisted suicide, while best-selling books have been published about how to kill yourself. In short, Americans are searching for more control over their own mortality.Hemlock's Cup is the first history of the active euthanasia movement in America, as represented by its most visible proponent, the Hemlock Society. Donald W. Cox traces the growth of the society from its beginnings as a three-person cause to its current world-wide fame. The work of Derek Humphrey, the society's founder, is reviewed and the publicity…    
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 311
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Dramatic Entrance of Final Exit to Center Stage
The Impact of Final Exit on America and the World
The Birth of the Hemlock Society
The Flowering of Hemlock
The Origins of the Modern Right-to-Die Movement
Breakthrough on the Euthanasia Frontier
The Right to Die Becomes the Law of the Land
"Dr. Death" Concocts a Suicide Machine
The Double Deaths in Cabin 2
Was It Really Murder?
Other Doctors Speak Out: Their Trials and Tribulations
Of Living Wills and an Act of Congress
The Coming of Initiative #119
The Going of Initiative #119
California Here We Come: The Post #119 Campaign to Legalize Death with Dignity
Death-with-Dignity Legislation in Other States
Abortion and Assisted Death
The AIDS Factor
The Ethical-Medical Issue
Where Do We Go from Here?
Appendix 1: Planning for Death with Dignity - A Checklist
Appendix 2: Eleven Doctors Prosecuted for Euthanasia in the U.S.A. (1950-1991)
Appendix 3: Excerpts from U.S. Supreme Court Majority and Minority Opinions on Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Dept. of Health (June 25, 1990)
Appendix 4: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Appendix 5: Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making
Appendix 6: U.S. Congress Patient Self-Determination Act Provision in OBRA 1990 (Public Law 101-508) signed November 5, 1990, by President Bush
Appendix 7: The 1992 California Death with Dignity Act
Appendix 8: Care of the Hopelessly Ill
Appendix 9: World Right-to-Die Federation Members
Reference List
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index