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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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MY LETTER TO THE EDITOR, NEW YORK TIMES 11 June 2020 The Protesters Know the Future is Bleak To the Editor: The amount of protesters across America is staggering. While George Floyd’s murder was the trigger, the underlying cause is that people under 40 are worried about climate change, pollution, the widening gap between rich […]

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Of interest to lovers of history and literature: – On April 26, 1564, in the parish register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, the vicar, John Bretchgirdle, recorded the baptism of ‘Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakspere.’ A few months later the vicar noted the death of an apprentice weaver, scribbling in the margins ‘hic incipit pestis’ (here […]

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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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Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Reached 90 years old today! Ninety! Through a combination of good luck (in the Blitz at age 10-11 etc), never smoking and good medical care. (Heart surgeries l997 and 2019.) Still mobile but slower. Will press on and see how far it goes! You all stay carefully safe and well in […]

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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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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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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. […]

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Many of us who support the right to choose at life’s end will sympathize with this letter to the editor of the New York Times from Final Exit Network published on April 2, 2020. To the Editor: “I Love the World, but I Cannot Stay,” by Mary Pipher (Sunday Review, March 8), captures a sentiment […]

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Final Exit Network (FEN) announces that its new website is up and running. It has been some time since the site was updated, and this provided an opportunity to make the site more focused and easier to navigate. The process for applying for Exit Guide services is clearly outlined, and the Request for Guide Services […]

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