Saturday, June 04, 2011

The Doctor of Death Dies of at 83; Dr. Jack Kevorkian

The doctor of "Death" was really a doctor of life that is a doctor concerned about the wishes of the Patient. A controversial man who lead an interesting and thought provoking life.

Reading this article about his life informs us as we move forward with Health Reform.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies at 83; A Doctor Who Helped End Lives

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the medical pathologist who willfully helped dozens of terminally ill people end their lives, becoming the central figure in a national drama surrounding assisted suicide, died on Friday in Royal Oak., Mich. He was 83.

He died at William Beaumont Hospital, where he had been admitted recently with kidney and respiratory problems, said Geoffrey N. Fieger, the lawyer who represented Dr. Kevorkian in several of his trials in the 1990s.

Mayer Morganroth, a friend and lawyer, told The Associated Press that the official cause of death would most likely be pulmonary thrombosis, a blood clot.

1 comment:

ac repair Herndon said...

I know it's a highly controversial issue, but I really feel that our society has a backwards attitude towards suicide - especially when it comes to people with terminal illnesses. Dr. Kevorkian should be remembered as a hero for the people he helped.

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