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Merciful Release

A History of the British Euthenasia Movement

Published by Manchester University Press .
Written in English.

About the Book

A history of the movement to legalise euthanasia/assisted dying in Britain.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables vi
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The 'euthanasia' debate of the 1870s: the controversy launched 11
Chapter 2 'Euthanasia' and the medical profession 34
Chapter 3 The missing link: discussion of mercy-killing, 1910–30 60
Chapter 4 The attempt to legalise voluntary euthanasia, 1931–36 83
Chapter 5 'Euthanasia' and mental defectives: the British euthanasia movement and the impact of the Nazi euthanasia programme 1936–50 117
Chapter 6 The 1950s: a difficult decade 147
Chapter 7 The 1960s: quality versus quantity 174
Conclusion and epilogue 204
Select bibliography 227
Index 237

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 288
Dimensions 8.5 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Weight 11.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL10531689M
ISBN 10 0719061245
ISBN 13 9780719061240

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