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Hemlock's Cup, The Struggle for Death with Dignity

Donald W Cox

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ISBN 10: 0879758082 / ISBN 13: 9780879758080
Published by Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hemlock's Cup, The Struggle for Death with Dignity by Donald W Cox. Published by Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY, 1993. 1st Edition1st Printing. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo. Condition: V-Fine in Fine DJ. 311 Pgs. ISBN 0879758082. LCCN 93-20382. The first history of the active euthanasia movement in America, as represented by its most visible proponent, the Hemlock Society. Description text copyright 2002 BooksForComfort. Item ID 5338. Bookseller Inventory # 5338

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Title: Hemlock's Cup, The Struggle for Death with ...

Publisher: Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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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 surrounding Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his controversial "suicide machine" is discussed.

Cox also addresses the Washington and California initiatives to legalize doctor-assisted suicide and the ethical questions they pose. He reflects on the impact of the Quinlan and Cruzan cases to establish the "right to die" for all Americans and he explores the reasons for the delays in enacting living-will laws in various states. In addition, Cox examines the significant connections among AIDS, abortion, and assisted suicide.

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