Medicine: Capsules, Apr. 28, 1975

> Advocates of euthanasia insist that a terminally ill person should be allowed to choose between prolonging his life and ending it. Pollster Mervin Field reports that a good many Californians, at least, appear to agree. In a recent Field poll of 504 Californians carefully selected to provide a good cross section of the state's population, 87% agreed that incurably ill patients should have the right to refuse medication that might prolong their lives. A significant number of those polled were willing to go even further. When asked if incurably ill patients should have the right to ask for and receive...

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