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Author:  hannah [ Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Death cert. in 1900

:?: Puzzled by a death cert. I ordered ( it was for the wrong person as it turned out) but the old man was living with his son in law in early 1900's and the cause of death was given as euthanasia?? Was this legal then?
Did they want the spare room back? How did the doctor get away with signing a death cert. with that on?
Hannah

Author:  Gloria [ Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Death cert. in 1900

How odd. Someone will know the answer, sorry, but it's not me.

Author:  Mel [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:25 am ]
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I've never heard of it being legal. How interesting!

Author:  Mel [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:31 am ]
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This is all I have found so far, this is the earliest mention of it that I have found so far.

History

While presumably mercy killing has been practised throughout history and in different cultures, attempts to make it legal have been made only fairly recently. In England in 1936 the Voluntary Euthanasia Society sponsored a bill in the House of Lords for the legalisation of euthanasia. The bill was defeated, and similar attempts have also failed. In 1940 the Catholic Church officially condemned the administering of euthanasia to a person with physical or mental defects or for economic or racial reasons. The Church has repeated its opposition many times since then

http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/ccb/catho ... euthanasia

Author:  Burnleymasher [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Death cert. in 1900

In my medical dictionary it say's;

The process of dying easily and painlessly. Also said of the act of aiding someone to die in this way.

So it is quite possible that it meant the first instance.


Stephanie.

Author:  hannah [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:31 pm ]
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:roll: Thanks Stephanie, makes sense if the old man was v.ill, didn't want to think of him being surplace to requirements

Author:  Burnleymasher [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:54 pm ]
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:lol:


Stephanie.

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