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A990=U10- 『The Peaceful Pill Handbook』published in the US 2007
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A990=U10- The Peaceful Pill Handbookpublished in the US 2007

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(1).『The Peaceful Pill Handbook』- WikipediaThe Peaceful Pill Handbook is a controversial book giving instructions on how to perform euthanasia. It was originally published in the U.S. in 2007 and was written by the Australian doctors Philip Nitschke and Fiona Stewart.

[ See also ]

(1). Final Exit by Derek HumphryFinal Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying is a controversial 1992 book by Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society in California and past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies………

(2). The Complete Manual of Suicide by Wataru TsurumiThe Complete Manual of Suicide (完全自殺マニュアル, Kanzen Jisatsu Manyuaru, lit. Complete Suicide Manual?) is a Japanese book written by Wataru Tsurumi. It was first published on July 4, 1993 and sold more than one million copies. This 198 page book provides explicit descriptions and analysis on a wide range of suicide methods such as overdosing, hanging, jumping, and carbon monoxide poisoning. It is not a suicide manual for the terminally ill. There is no preference shown for painless or dignified ways of ending one's life. The book provides matter-of-fact assessment of each method in terms of the pain it causes, effort of preparation required, the appearance of the body and lethality………

(3). SuicideSuicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of a human being intentionally causing his or her own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, or attributed to some underlying mental disorder which includes depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism and drug abuse. Financial difficulties, troubles with interpersonal relationships and other undesirable situations play a significant role………

(4). Suicide methodsA suicide method is any means by which one or more persons purposely kills themselves. Suicide methods can be classified according to two modes of interrupting life processes: physical or chemical. Physical modes of interruption typically act by incapacitating the respiratory system or the central nervous system, usually by destruction of one or more key components. Chemical modes focus on interrupting biologically significant processes such as cellular respiration or diffusion capacity. Chemical methods of suicide produce latent evidence of action, whereas physical methods provide direct evidence………

(5). Euthanasia deviceA euthanasia device is a machine engineered to allow an individual to die quickly with minimal pain. The most common devices are those designed to help terminally ill people die by voluntary euthanasia without prolonged pain. They may be operated by a second party, such as a physician, or by the person wishing to die. There is an ongoing debate on the ethics of euthanasia and the use of euthanasia devices………

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[ References ]

* ^ In Tijuana, a Market for Death in a Bottle, The New York Times, 21 July 2008

* ^ Office of Film & Literature Classification – "The Peaceful Pill Handbook banned"

* ^ "Ban on euthanasia book lifted in NZ". Retrieved 2010-06-14.

* ^ "Classification board defends euthanasia book ban. 25 February 2007. ABC News Online". Retrieved 2010-06-14. 

* ^ Moses, Asher (2009-09-02). "Conroy urged to 'end net censorship farce'". Retrieved 2010-06-14. 

* ^ Office of Film & Literature Classification

* ^ How-to-die book launched online, The Age, 13 Oct 2008

* ^ Moses, Asher (2009-09-02). "Conroy urged to 'end net censorship farce'". Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

* ^ "Doctor caught in Mexican stand-off".,25197,24820306-28737,00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 

* ^ Wheatley, Kim (2008-12-16). "New death device to be launched in Adelaide".,22606,24813754-2682,00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-19.

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