Euthanasia: A Reference Handbook
This comprehensive, up-to-date volume provides readers with an in-depth discussion of the origin and evolution of the concept and practice of euthanasia, from ancient times to the present. It provides a detailed chronology; biographical sketches of key figures; facts, statistics, documents, and quotations; a directory of organizations; extensive lists of print and nonprint resources, including World Wide Web sites; a glossary; and an index. Readers of all kinds - including students, academics, legal and medical practitioners, government officials, and general readers - will find this book an essential resource for research and informational reading on a rather complex topic.
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