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Death and Living When there is any discussion of assisted suicide in the USA one name seems to pop up more than any other Dr Jack Kevorkian also commonly known as Dr Death Kevorkian himself has assisted more than 200 assisted suicides in the US since 1990 Also since 1990 Kevorkian has been tried for several murders stretching from assisted suicide only recently did Kevorkian actually got convicted of second degree murder and now is in a federal prison in Michigan Kevorkian born in Pontiac Michigan was educated at the University of Michigan School of Medicine with a specialty in Pathology What he learned at school prompted him to be a big Euthanasia proponent He has written several essays and articles such as The Last Fearsome Taboo Medical Aspects of Planned Death Kevorkian was convicted of 2nd Degree murder in Pontiac Michigan the same place where he received 3 acquittals and one mis-trial In the case of 1999 Kevorkian assisted a man who was dying of Lou Gherigs disease He had the injection of his chemicals into the mans body on video tape Kevorkian then went on the show 60 Minutes showing his video On the show he dares the DA to press charges and even has enough confidence in what he did that he was his own lawyer in the murder case against himwhich almost is never successful In A Case Of Assisted Suicide Kevorkian tries to to give clear explanations of his work such as the requirements to be eligible to his so called Medicide or The Death Machine His main point and argument is that people who are suffering from physically terminal diseases such as Lou Gherigs Disease and from Mentally terminal diseases such as Alzheimers disease should have someone they can go to to ease family and obviously the patients own mental and physical anguish The popular belief about kevorkian is that he likes killing people hell take
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