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New Booklet Profiles Developers of Gentle Ways to End Unendurable Lives

IN A PERFECT WORLD, when life is coming to its natural end, most people would like to die peacefully, at home, surrounded by loving friends and family members. Sadly, this rarely happens anymore, and many die in extreme agony. Polls show that between 60% and 80% of all people in the Western world believe that physicians should be allowed to hasten the deaths of rational, terminally ill people experiencing unendurable pain if requested. But most local laws forbid what many believe to be the ultimate civil liberty: the right to die.

This booklet examines the achievements of a tiny, international group of physicians and technicians who banded together in 1999. Their goal: to develop simple, painless, legal end-of-life self-liberation technologies which enable those facing unendurable pain and suffering to die with dignity at the time and place of their own choosing.

The team included America’s Derek Humphry, founder of The Hemlock Society and author the international best-seller, Final Exit; the Reverend George Exoo, a Unitarian minister and AIDS activist; Canada’s John L. Hofsess, founder of The Right to Die Society of Canada; and Australia’s Dr. Philip Nitschke, founder of Exit International. These right-to-die pioneers formed an almost unknown group called NuTech. This is the only time they have ever told their story, and they trusted it to only one writer: RICHARD N. CÔTÉ the author of three acclaimed biographies, a social history, and many professional journal articles.

“In Search of Gentle Death” (ISBN 978-1-929175-36-9), 42 pp., 6” x 9”, is available now from www.Amazon.com, from the publisher, www.CorinthianBooks.com, and through bookstores nationwide.

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