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Jack Kevorkian

"My specialty is death," Dr. Jack Kevorkian once told TIME. In the 1980s he began weighing in on the issue that would make him infamous: euthanasia and the...

Jack Kevorkian: Curtains for Dr. Death

Jack Kevorkian had been warned that acting as his own attorney might have dire consequences. "You realize that being convicted of first-degree, premeditated...

Fasting for the Right to Die

In the middle of his war against the nation's traditional views on suicide, Jack Kevorkian -- Dr. Death -- has been taken prisoner. The 65-year-old retired...

JACK KEVORKIAN: DR. DEATH, A '90S CELEBRITY

Dr. Jack Kevorkian seems for now to have reached Celebrity Heaven, the very Eye of the Hoopla, which is to say he is never completely out of the news these days,...

Mercy's Friend or Foe?

Dr. Jack Kevorkian has spent much of his medical life searching for ways to make better use of human bodies, especially dead ones. Thirty years ago, as a young...

Ethics: Dr. Death's Suicide

In a rusting old van in a public campground 2,000 miles away from her home, Janet Adkins faced death last week. It took the form of an odd-looking contraption...

Jack Kevorkian, Euthanasia Advocate Dies

A lawyer and friend of Jack Kevorkian says the assisted suicide advocate has died at a Detroit-area hospital at the age of 83. Mayer Morganroth tells The...

Final Exit: Compassion or Assisted Suicide?

The crackdown on Final Exit Network, a group based in Marietta, Ga., that is accused of assisted suicide, has revived the right-to-die debate that was fueled in...

Throw the Bums Out!

You remember Jack Kevorkian, the pathological pathologist who, when he wasn't transfusing blood from corpses, refining his "mercitron" machine or arguing for an...

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