Philip Nitschke

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Nitschke in 2016

Philip Haig Nitschke (born 8 August 1947) is an Australian humanist, writer and former medical doctor. He is the founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International. He supported and campaigned for legal euthanasia in the Northern Territory.[1] There, he assisted four people ending their lives while it was legal. Later, the Government of Australia made it against the law again.[2] He is the author of the books Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (2005) and The Peaceful Pill Handbook (2006). He has been called "Dr Death" by the media.[3]

Nitschke was born in Ardrossan, South Australia. He lives in the Netherlands.[4]

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  1. "Australian Man First in World To Die With Legal Euthanasia". The New York Times. AP. 26 September 1996. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. "Euthanasia machine, Australia, 1995–1996". Brought to Life. Science Museum. Archived from the original on 15 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. Medew, Julia (15 April 2015). "Australia's 'Dr Death' Philip Nitschke fears arrest in Britain". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. "Philip Nitschke". Exit International. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

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