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Deadly Compassion: The Death of Ann Humphry and the Case Against Euthanasia

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 24 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1682
  1. Neil Macfarlane

    Rita Marker Harper Collins, pounds sterling6.99, pp 302 ISBN 0 00 638073 5

    Ann Humphry committed suicide on 2 October 1991, with tablets from the same supply of barbiturates that she had provided for her frail and elderly parents in their “self deliverance” five years earlier. Was it a fitting end for this noted campaigner for euthanasia, who in the previous two years had twice undergone major surgery for breast cancer,together with chemotherapy and radiotherapy?

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