Doctor Death's Visit

A Detroit pathologist helps end a meaningless life

ALREADY FACING A MURDER TRIAL FOR HIS ROLE IN the suicides of two chronically ill women in October, Jack Kevorkian has again charged into the center of the debate over physician-assisted death. According to Geoffrey Fieger, his lawyer, the Detroit doctor counseled Susan Williams, 52, for months and was at her side last week when she took a dose of "self-administered carbon monoxide." Williams suffered from severe multiple sclerosis that had left her incapacitated and blind. "Her life, for all intents and purposes, was meaningless," said Fieger. He insisted that his client, the inventor of a suicide machine, had not assisted...

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