Medicine And The Media

Public deaths, private doubts..

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6981.746 (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:746
  1. Peter H Millard

    Death on Request is the story of a Dutch couple's passage through the various stages of a disabling neurological illness until the man's death, on his birthday, by lethal injection.

    Dr Wilfred Van Oijen, a general practitioner in Amsterdam, let a television crew film him in his surgery, on his rounds, in his home, at the chemist's shop, and finally with the coroner as Cees, a 62 year old man with motor neurone disease, went through the stages that permit medically induced death. …

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