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Did you happen to see Friday night’s program “Father Brown” on PBS TV ?   Show name: ‘The Angel of Mercy.’ It featured two deaths which at first seemed normal to the police but which the great ministerial R.C. ‘detective’ suspected to be murder. He eventually found that both persons, who had advanced cancer, had […]

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The book ‘Final Exit’ reached 30 years old on 2 February 2021. In updated versions it still sells modestly around the world every day. In 1991 it reached the New York Times book list as Number One, and remained listed for 18 weeks. It became infamous as ‘the suicide guide’ but author Derek Humphry pointed […]

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MY OPINION Nowadays it’s fashionable to use euphemisms for elderly suicide, self- deliverance and doctor-assisted suicide. Old age self-killing is now called the ‘completed life’. The arguments for and against are already laid out in dozens of articles and books, almost entirely by academics and physicians (see Google). Thus, I will summarize mine as a […]

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Anthony Lester, a London lawyer, who often fought cases concerning right-to-die issues has died. When on the Sunday Times staff in the l960s and l970s I often worked with him – a remarkable man – on campaigns. Following are two extracts from a lengthy obituary in The Times of 10 August 2020: Extract 1 from […]

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You might like to take a look at my video on YouTube re my latest book (Ebook) at https://www.youtube.com/the final exit It concerns thoughtful advance planning about the end of life.

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An 89-year-old doctor, seriously ill, wrote this comment: “I am reading Derek Humphry’s “Final Exit.” It is a wonderful book. It should be required reading in medical school. The topic should be discussed in medical school. The style reminds me of Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” my kind of book, clear […]

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Derek Humphry’s new ebook, “Final Exit 2020” is getting response throughout the world. Orders for the download include customers from Moscow, Zagreb, Oslo, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and London. Most of the orders are from North American people who want the updated version of the original l991 New York Times bestseller, the first book to describe […]

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Interest in reading my Ebook ‘Final Exit 2020’ has recently come from Tokyo, Moscow, Bejing, Norway and Australia. Not massively, but consistent. Obviously a deep interest. Take a look at https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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Here is a document about CHOICES in the event of severe novel coronavirus illness. Think it over carefully. It is not legally enforceable, but might be a useful guide to hospital staffs. April 2020 My Choices If I Become Sick in the COVID Pandemic Choose only one in each group of three. Location MEDICAL FACILITY: […]

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Sir Keir Starmer, who was the UK Director of Public Prosecutions in 2009 when, for the first time, the Crown Prosecution Service announced the criteria for the prosecution – or otherwise — of persons who had assisted a suicide, has been elected Leader of the Labour Party in Britain. Although the action remains a possible […]

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