- Former Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at City University of New York
- Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
“Doctors must not engage in assisting suicide. They are inheritors of a valuable tradition that inspires public trust. None should be even partly responsible for the erosion of that trust. Nothing that is remotely beneficial to some particular patient in extremis is worth the damage that will be created by the perception that physicians sometimes aid and even abet people in taking their own lives.”
“Physician, Stay Thy Hand!,” Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate, 1998
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Former Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, City University of New York
- Partner, Baumrin, Galub and Volkomer
- Adjunct Professor of Medical Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Member, Executive Committee, University Faculty Senate
- Chair, Committee on Structure, CUNY Graduate School
- PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
- JD, Columbia School of Law
- Born on Jan. 7, 1934 and died on Sep. 19, 2018
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