Doctors Must Not Kill

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Doctors Must Not Kill


Definition The title of an editorial written by four doctors in the Journal of the American Medical Association in response to an anonymous editorial titled It’s Over, Debbie, apparently written by a resident/registrar in OB/GYN who facilitated the death of a young woman who was dying of advanced ovarian cancer and suffering with intractable pain. 

Comment In one survey, medical doctors were 4:1 against physician-assisted suicide. 

Reference JAMA 1988 Apr 8;259(14):2139-40)

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