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Final Exit, Digital Edition 2007 (eBook PDF)
The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying

by Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society

Revised 3rd edition in digital format, Updated July 2007
eBook PDF • 1MB • 214 pages
ISBN 0-3853365-3-5 Price: $32.00

Brand NEW Digital Version of Final Exit, updated July 2007. Revised version of the 3rd edition paperback with critical updates and data. Download the eBook PDF via Google Checkout, PayPal or major credit card. No shipping charges.


The most famous textbook in euthanasia and assisted suicide. Includes unique step-by-step language for the competent adult who is terminally or hopelessly ill to bring their life to a peaceful, non-violent end if they wish. This can be achieved without Dr. Kevorkian or any doctor. Drug dosages and helium gas techniques are described and illustrated.

See what this eBook is all about by viewing this sample PDF containing extract pages, table of contents and author bio from ‘Final Exit, Digital Edition 2007’

Much the same methods are used by Dignitas in Switzerland, and the right to die groups in Holland and Belgium.

‘Final Exit’ also outlines the legal complications connected with dying, death, hastened death, euthanasia laws, suicide, Living Wills and Advance Directives. The family aspect is discussed and the advisability of a ‘suicide note’ (with sample) is addressed. The problems with life insurance are defined.

Appendices references include: glossary of terms connected with dying; alternative euphemistic terms for assisted dying and death; International and US right-to-die law including the Oregon Death With Dignity Act; etc.

This 2007 digital edition of ‘Final Exit’ is much changed from the earlier editions, which date from 1991 when it was, to the surprise of many, the Number One bestseller on the New York Times nonfiction list. For instance, the first and second editions did not contain the helium gas technique now used by hundreds of people for their own euthanasia. The new edition also includes new drug dosages plus updated guidance on plastic bag and other techniques.

This new digital edition of ‘Final Exit’ contains a clearly laid out, and easy to use Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, which I strongly advise you to print and complete. The tragic lessons of Terri Schiavo’s fourteen long years trapped in a persistent vegetative state, and the ugly fight over her fate, must not be lost on us.

In April of 2007, the national newspaper USA TODAY selected ‘Final Exit’ as one of the 25 most memorable books published in the last quarter century. The papers’ editors and critics said: “The topic of assisted suicide exploded in controversy in the 90’s, thanks to the Michigan pathologist Jack Kevorkian and his suicide machine, and this how-to manual [Final Exit] from an English journalist who helped his cancer-stricken first wife kill herself.”

If you are asking the question ‘what is assisted suicide?’ or ‘what is euthanasia and assisted death?’ then this exit book provides the clearest answers. There is, as yet, no simple ‘peaceful pill’ for self euthanasia, and law reform is lagging behind public opinion, so until then ‘Final Exit’ is the solution.

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