Medicine: The Right to Kill (Cont'd)

Fortnight ago the London Daily Mall published an anonymous confession by a "kind-eyed, elderly country doctor" stating that, for mercy's sake, he had done away with two defective newborns and three agonized adults (TIME, Nov. 18). Last week the storm of controversy and comment blown up by the Mail's story roared on in the world Press. In England famed William Ralph Inge, morose one-time dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, signed his name to an opinion that euthanasia (painless death) administered to incurables is "not contrary to Christian principles." This was also signed by...

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