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The Encyclopedia Britannica recently asked me to name the four most important dates in my campaign for choices in dying at life’s end. This was my reply:

1980 Derek Humphry founded the Hemlock Society USA in Los Angeles, the first group in US to advocate self-deliverance and medical assisted dying at the end of life. In 2004 it became the Final Exit Network.

1980 Sidney D Rosoff and Derek Humphry founded in Oxford UK the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. In 2020 45 nations were members.

1986 Hemlock Society published the first US model law for medical assisted dying. It prefigured all future US legislation.

1991 Derek Humphry published ‘Final Exit’ – a how-to guide to self-deliverance from a painful terminal illness. It remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 18 weeks. Now in Ebook.

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