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Suicide and Euthanasia: The Rights of Personhood.

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Edited by Wallace Samuel E., Eser Albin. . 150 pages. The University of Tennessee Press; , Knoxville: . 1981.. $12.50.


Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):688-689. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-688_3
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Mankind tiring of life courts death in an attempt to define certainty. In so doing, the individual inflicts his death on survivors through the acts of both his life and his death, as well as through his will. Suicide as an act of death is especially meancing to the lives of close relatives, as well as to society; it stirs the death instinct in many. On occasion, such deaths can spread in the manner of a contagious disease among traumatized persons. Holocausts of the past and the advancing threat of nuclear destruction continue to raise both our consciousness of death

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