Former Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"If the prevention and relief of suffering are the aims of medical interventions--and not only the preservation or prolongation of life--it seems imperative to rethink our profession's reluctance to participate in euthanasia or even be present during an assisted suicide without legal guarantees of protection."
"Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Practice," The New England Journal of Medicine, Feb. 24, 2000
Experts MDs, JDs (Lawyers), PhDs and Religious Leaders with significant involvement in end-of-life issues. [Because end-of-life dilemmas require medical, ethical, legal, and in some case religious considerations, we view MDs, PhDs with a bio-ethical focus, and JDs/religious leaders with significant involvement as "experts" in the euthanasia debate.] [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Former Clinical Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Member, Bioethics Committee, Yale New Haven Hospital, 1986-2000
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, 1995
Finalist, Book Critics Circle Award, 1995
National Book Award for How We Die, 1994
Chairman of the Board of Managers, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Columnist, The American Scholar
Member, Editorial Board, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Contributing Editor, The American Scholar
Contributing Editor, The New Republic
MD, Yale School of Medicine, 1955
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"Do You Want To Live Forever?," MIT Technology Review, Feb. 2005
"Mistakes in the Operating Room - Error and Responsibility," The New England Journal of Medicine, Sep. 23, 2004
"The Man or the Moment?," The American Scholar, Winter 2004
"Doctors and Discoveries: Lives That Created Today's Medicine," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Fall 2003
"Next Frontiers: 'Where Doesn't it Hurt?'," Newsweek, May 19, 2003
Died at age 83 on Mar. 2, 2014 from prostate cancer.