A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America

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Notes

Introduction
1
The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, When Death Is Sought, 100– 101.
2
Proctor, The Nazi War on Cancer, 270–71.
3
Critchlow, Intended Consequences. 9.
4
In Intended Consequences, Donald Critchlow has said similar things about the family planning movement in twentieth-century America. Critchlow's book is a careful examination of the way concerns over population control, birth control, and abortion intersected to shape federal family planning policy.
5
Nuland, How We Die, xvi–xvii.
6
Pernick, The Black Stork, 3–114.

Chapter 1
1
McKim, Heredity and Human Progress, 188–89, 190–91, 193, 213, 254, 259. His emphasis.
2
Fye, “Active Euthanasia: An Historical Survey of Its Conceptual Origins and Introduction into Medical Thought,” 492–502, quote on 492; Hudson, “The Many Faces of Euthanasia,” 102–7.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • A Merciful End *
  • 1 - Origins 1
  • 2 - Breakthrough, 1920–1940? 32
  • 3 - Stalemate, 1940–1960 63
  • 4 - Riding a Great Wave, 1960–1975 97
  • 5 - Not That Simple, 1975–1990 136
  • 6 - Conclusion: the 1990s and Beyond 163
  • Abbreviations Used in Notes 179
  • Notes 181
  • Bibliography 229
  • Index 241
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