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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

'This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

'The book spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

'It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

'Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'' (Publisher's blurb)

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Works about this Work

The Godfather : Peter Corris on Being Reviewed Peter Corris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2016;
The Godfather : Peter Corris on Writing with Philip Nitschke Peter Corris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2013;

— Review of Damned If I Do Peter Corris Philip Nitschke 2013 single work autobiography
Life & Death Margaret Simons , 2013 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 August - 1 September 2013; (p. 24-26)
The Godfather : Peter Corris on Writing with Philip Nitschke Peter Corris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2013;

— Review of Damned If I Do Peter Corris Philip Nitschke 2013 single work autobiography
Life & Death Margaret Simons , 2013 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 August - 1 September 2013; (p. 24-26)
The Godfather : Peter Corris on Being Reviewed Peter Corris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2016;
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