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Author Nicol, Neal.

Title Between the dying and the dead : Dr. Jack Kevorkian's life and the battle to legalize euthanasia / Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.

Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books, [2006]
©2006

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  179.7 KEVO/ NICO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Chapter 1 Crucible 1 -- Chapter 2 Genocide 25 -- Chapter 3 Rise of a Rebel 32 -- Chapter 4 Formative Years 50 -- Chapter 5 Notoriety 69 -- Chapter 6 Blood Brothers 94 -- Chapter 7 Wilderness Years 115 -- Chapter 8 Beginning of the End 142 -- Chapter 9 Helpers and the Helped 155 -- Chapter 10 Trials and Errors 184 -- Chapter 11 Eccentricities 205 -- Chapter 12 Defending Himself 214 -- Chapter 13 Prisoner # 284797 231 -- Chapter 14 Viscus 248 -- Chapter 15 Legacy 259.
Summary "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" (Kevorkian to Vanity Fair, 1994)."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Wylie, Harry.
Subject Kevorkian, Jack.
Terminally ill.
Pathologists -- United States -- Biography.
Right to die.
Assisted suicide.
Variant Title Dr. Jack Kevorkian's life and the battle to legalize euthanasia.
Standard Number 9780299217105
ISBN 0299217108 (hardcover : alk. paper)