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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
In sickness, only: on mercy killings, and the crisis in our health care system
Are homicides among the elderly acts of mercy or malice?
By Henry Marsh, from Admissions, a memoir about his life as a neurosurgeon. The book was published in October by St. Martin’s Press. Marsh is the author of Do No Harm.
The religious right and the right to die
From Medical World News, February 13. A public meeting called by the doctors of Congresbury, England (a village near Bristol), has resulted in a vote that lethal doses of morphine…