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Published: 09 January 2003

272 Pages | 9 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195154436

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A Merciful End

The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America

Ian Dowbiggin

This is the first full history of the euthanasia movement in the U.S. It tells for the first time the dramatic story of those reformers who struggled throughout the twentieth century to change the nation's attidues towards mercy-killing and assisted suicide. Original, wide-ranging in scope, but sensitive to the personal dimensions of euthanasia. A Merciful End is an illuminating and cautionary account of tension between motives and methods within twenty-century social reform, providing a refreshingly new perspective on an old debate.

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