Medicine: The Right to Kill

"Five times have I taken a life. . . . "The first case was a newborn child, clearly doomed to imbecility. With the squeeze of my finger and thumb, I had taken a life. "In the second case, the child was born without a skullcap. "The third case was that of a farmer suffering from an incurable and agonizing disease. He died clasping my hand, and murmuring, 'God bless you, doctor.' "The fourth case was a man suffering from the same disease and unable to eat, drink or sleep. He was in agony beyond...

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