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Jack Kevorkian is one of Americas most controversial people Since 1989 he has aided in the death of over one hundred people some as young as twenty-one Kevorkian has used three methods for assisting in the suicides of his patients His original death machine was execution by lethal injection except you do it yourself This death machine was simply a metal pole with bottles containing drug solutions A needle was inserted into the arm of the patient and the flow of saline started A switch would need to be hit in order to start the death process First a solution of sedatives began followed by a paralyzing drug Then potassium chloride would stop the heart causing death Kevorkians second machine was very similar to the first one but it had fewer moving parts and did not include the paralyzing drug Kevorkians third machine was very different from the previous two It consisted of a mask to be placed over the face which was connected by tubing to a canister of carbon monoxide gas This new machine would cause death from carbon monoxide poisoning By using these three contraptions Kevorkian assisted in the deaths of over one-hundred people by delivering a controlled substance to them and should be held criminally accountable for his actions Kevorkian has entered himself into medical fields in which he has no training or familiarity with has helped people with no terminal illness commit suicide along with many others who would not be seen as competent enough to make appropriate decisions Many of Kevorkians patients could have lived for many more enjoyable years Most doctors are heavily trained before they can practice medicine in a specific area but Dr Kevorkian has no credentials whatsoever which would qualify him to deal with depressed or dying people When asked about his medical career Kevorkian once said Well its never been going well I had an erratic practiceI had so
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