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As we see the new and diffused image of death in our culture, set in relief in the context of modern biomedical and technological interventions (which at times includes morally questionable life prolongations), Beneficent Euthanasia is a timely response indeed to the earlier pleas, both here and abroad, of the Euthanasia Educational Council (of America) and the English Voluntary Euthanasia Society.
The collection of 19 papers that compose Beneficent Euthanasia includes arguments concluding that euthanasia is morally permissible and even morally obligatory and introduces, with refinement, the notions of "active" and "passive" euthanasia (terms the reader will use more cogently
Beneficent Euthanasia.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:696–697. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-5-696_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(5):696-697.
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