Jacob M. Appel
Jacob M. Appel (born February 21, 1973) is an American author, bioethicist, physician, lawyer and social critic. Born in the Bronx and raised in Scarsdale, New York, Appel is best known for his short ...
Killick Millard
Charles Killick Millard (1870–1952) was a British doctor who in 1935 founded the Voluntary Euthanasia Legalisation Society (now Dignity in Dying), a movement that campaigned for the legalisation of eu...
Michael Irwin
Michael Henry Knox Irwin (born 5 June 1931) is a British doctor, formerly a GP and a Medical Director with the United Nations. He is a humanist and secular activist, campaigning in particular for volu...
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Johnny Maxwell
Johnny Maxwell is a fictional character in a series of three children's books by Terry Pratchett. He is a young boy (twelve in the first book, but a teenager in the later ones) living in the (fictiona...
Derek Humphry
Derek Humphry (born 29 April 1930) is a British-born American journalist, author and principal founder in 1980 of the Hemlock Society USA and past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Soc...
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Psephophorus terrypratchetti
Psephophorus is an extinct genus of sea turtle that lived from the Oligocene to the Pliocene. Its remains have been found in Europe, Africa, North America, and New Zealand. It was first named by Herma...
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Rhianna Pratchett
Rhianna Pratchett (born 30 December 1976) is an English video game writer, narrative designer, and journalist. She is the daughter of fantasy writer Terry Pratchett. She has worked on titles such as T...
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Etienne Vermeersch
Etienne Vermeersch (born May 2, 1934 in Sint-Michiels (nowadays part of Bruges)) is a Belgian (moral) philosopher, skeptic, opinion maker and debater. He is one of the founding fathers of the abortion...
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Thomas Lodwig
Thomas Lodwig was an English doctor, accused of murdering a patient with terminal cancer in 1990. He was acquitted after the prosecution offered no evidence at his trial.
Lodwig was senior house o...
The Unadulterated Cat
The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett, illustrated by Gray Jolliffe, is a book written to promote what Pratchett terms the 'Real Cat', a cat who urinates in the flowerbeds, rips up the furniture, a...
Karl Binding
Karl Ludwig Lorenz Binding (June 4, 1841 – April 7, 1920) was a German jurist known as a promoter of the theory of retributive justice. His influential book, Die Freigabe der Vernichtung lebensunwerte...
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Ludwig Minelli
Ludwig A. Minelli (born December 5, 1932) is a Swiss lawyer. He is the founder of Dignitas, an organization that helps permanently ill people to end life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering...
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Max Schur
Max Schur (26 September 1897 – 12 October 1969) was a physician and friend of Sigmund Freud. He assisted Freud in euthanasia. Ernest Jones considered that "Schur was a perfect choice for a doctor...hi...
Elizabeth Bouvia
Elizabeth Bouvia (born c. 1958) is a figure in the right-to-die movement. Her case attracted nationwide attention in this area as well as in medical ethics.
On September 3, 1983, Bouvia, at the a...
Ann McPherson
Ann McPherson CBE FRCGP FRCP SCH (née Egelnick; 22 June 1945 – 28 May 2011) was a British general practitioner, author, health campaigner and communicator who co-founded The DIPEx Charity and founded ...
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Terry Pratchett
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 v...
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Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die is a 2011 one-off television documentary produced by KEO North for BBC Scotland on the subject of assisted suicide, directed and produced by Charlie Russell. It is pre...
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Ramón Sampedro
Ramón Sampedro Cameán (5 January 1943 – 12 January 1998) was a Spanish fisherman and writer. Sampedro became a quadriplegic at the age of 25 (23 August 1968), following a diving accident, and fought f...
Discworld
Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015), set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in ...
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Howard Martin
Howard Martin (born 1935) is a former British doctor who was prosecuted for the murder of three patients in 2005 but acquitted. In June 2010, after being struck off the medical register by the General...
Sue Rodriguez
Sue Rodriguez (August 2, 1950 – February 12, 1994) was an advocate of assisted suicide. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the given name Sue Shipley, and grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, a suburb...
Nigel Cox (doctor)
Dr Nigel Leigh Cox (born 1945 in Surrey) is an English consultant rheumatologist and one of the few doctors in Britain to have been charged with attempted murder. In 1992 he was convicted of the attem...
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Timothy E. Quill
Timothy E. Quill is an American physician specialising in palliative care at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He is also a board member of the Death with Dignity Nati...
Debbie Purdy
Debbie Purdy (4 May 1963 – 23 December 2014) was a British music journalist and political activist from Bradford, West Yorkshire, with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, notable for her challeng...
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127005 Pratchett
127005 Pratchett (provisional designation 2002 GY1) is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by J. Dellinger and W. G. Dillon on April 1, 2002 at George Observatory. 127005 Pratchett is named afte...
Emmy Lopes Dias
Emmy Lopes Dias (4 August 1919, Hilversum – 28 March 2005, Laren) was a Dutch actress and activist who performed on stage, radio, and television. She was a well-known advocate for the right to die.
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Discworld MUD
Discworld MUD is a popular MUD, a text-based online role-playing game, set in the Discworld as depicted in the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett.
The MUD was founded in 1991 and opened ...
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