Letters

Assisted suicide law in Oregon

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7196.1491a (Published 29 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1491
  1. Michael Irwin, Retired general practitioner and chairman
  1. Doctors for Assisted Dying, Suite 64, 2 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DQ
  1. a Dr Irwin is a former chairman of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.

    EDITOR—In his balanced editorial Brody noted that during the first year of Oregon's physician assisted suicide law 15 terminally ill patients had received prescriptions for lethal drugs and successfully ended their lives.1 Incidentally, these prescriptions had been written by 14 different doctors; only one doctor had helped two …

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