‘Doctor Death’ Jack Kevorkian Dead At 83

ul_KevorkianHe was an ahead-of-his-time thinker who tried to shape a more humane society. The New York Times writes:

Dr. Kevorkian challenged social taboos about disease and dying, willfully defying prosecutors and the courts as he actively sought national celebrity. His critics and supporters generally agree on this: As a result of his stubborn and often intemperate advocacy for the right of the terminally ill to choose how they die, hospice care has boomed in the United States, and physicians have become more sympathetic to their pain and more willing to prescribe medication to relieve it.

30 Comments on "‘Doctor Death’ Jack Kevorkian Dead At 83"

  1. I wonder if he committed suicide?

  2. I wonder if he committed suicide?

  3. DeepCough | Jun 3, 2011 at 11:06 pm |

     Say what you want about Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian, but what you must admit is that he had the most accurate prognostics of any physician in the world.

  4. DeepCough | Jun 3, 2011 at 7:06 pm |

     Say what you want about Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian, but what you must admit is that he had the most accurate prognostics of any physician in the world.

  5. I heard it was a blood clot…dropped dead at the table while dining with friends and family

  6. So long doc…for anyone who has ever watched a loved one slowly spiral toward death while in great pain…you were an inspiration and a hero, because the subject needed to be forced before people would even talk about it. You knew you would be demonized by whackjobs…but it was more important to you to alleviate needless suffering and grief. Attaboy…and rest in peace. 

  7. So long doc…for anyone who has ever watched a loved one slowly spiral toward death while in great pain…you were an inspiration and a hero, because the subject needed to be forced before people would even talk about it. You knew you would be demonized by whackjobs…but it was more important to you to alleviate needless suffering and grief. Attaboy…and rest in peace. 

    • ● Before beginning his assisted suicide campaign, Kevorkian sought permission to experiment on prisoners as part of the execution process. He only turned to the ill and disabled when he had been thwarted from using the criminal justice system to satisfy his macabre obsessions.

      ● About 70 percent of Kevorkian’s assisted suicides were not terminally ill. Most were depressed people with disabilities. Five weren’t even sick upon autopsy.

      ● He is a eugenics believer, stating in a court document, “The voluntary self-elimination of individual mortally diseased and crippled lives taken collectively can only enhance the preservation of public health and welfare.”

      ● He ripped out the kidneys of one of his assisted suicide victims and offered them at a press conference, “first come first served.” The “surgery” was so crude that the Oakland County Medical Examiner called it out of a “slaughterhouse” and a “bizarre mutilation.” The media barely reported the story and it is now long forgotten.

      http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/257295/disturbing-rehabilitation-dr-kevorkian-wesley-j-smith

      Good riddance Dr. Death you twisted fuck.

      • ArgosyJones | Jun 4, 2011 at 12:34 am |

        That’s the sad thing.  Behind the soaring rhetoric of Kevorkian and Jeffrey Feiger, Kevorkian’s attorney and publicity sponge, there was some really sad, sick reality.  It’s one thing to offer a fatal dose to someone dying of bone cancer, but entirely another when you offer it to a teenager who’ll be unable to play football anymore.  

        Maybe assisted suicide is a good idea, maybe not.  Kevorkian was a sick fuck pathologist who liked to watch people die.

  8. Doctors and nurses can do wonderful things in palliative care these days (I’ve seen this at close quarters too many times), and sometimes pain control requirements can hasten death, at the patient’s behest.

    Actively killing people, including those whose suicidality may be temporary and related to treatable depression, is why this man was appropriately de-registered by the medical profession and is, in fact, a convicted murderer.

  9. Doctors and nurses can do wonderful things in palliative care these days (I’ve seen this at close quarters too many times), and sometimes pain control requirements can hasten death, at the patient’s behest.

    Actively killing people, including those whose suicidality may be temporary and related to treatable depression, is why this man was appropriately de-registered by the medical profession and is, in fact, a convicted murderer.

    • Which, by the way, apparently qualifies you to have been someone who “challenged social taboos about disease and dying.” I guess they’re going to posthumously award Jeffrey Dahmer for having “challenged social taboos about cannibalism” as well. As you said, actively killing people was the problem here. If you want to kill yourself rather than live through a terminal disease, there’s plenty ways to do it. Don’t expect us to do it for you.

  10. Anonymous | Jun 4, 2011 at 3:11 am |

    ● Before beginning his assisted suicide campaign, Kevorkian sought permission to experiment on prisoners as part of the execution process. He only turned to the ill and disabled when he had been thwarted from using the criminal justice system to satisfy his macabre obsessions.

    ● About 70 percent of Kevorkian’s assisted suicides were not terminally ill. Most were depressed people with disabilities. Five weren’t even sick upon autopsy.

    ● He is a eugenics believer, stating in a court document, “The voluntary self-elimination of individual mortally diseased and crippled lives taken collectively can only enhance the preservation of public health and welfare.”

    ● He ripped out the kidneys of one of his assisted suicide victims and offered them at a press conference, “first come first served.” The “surgery” was so crude that the Oakland County Medical Examiner called it out of a “slaughterhouse” and a “bizarre mutilation.” The media barely reported the story and it is now long forgotten.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/257295/disturbing-rehabilitation-dr-kevorkian-wesley-j-smith

    Good riddance Dr. Death you twisted fuck.

  11. ArgosyJones | Jun 4, 2011 at 4:34 am |

    That’s the sad thing.  Behind the soaring rhetoric of Kevorkian and Jeffrey Feiger, Kevorkian’s attorney and publicity sponge, there was some really sad, sick reality.  It’s one thing to offer a fatal dose to someone dying of bone cancer, but entirely another when you offer it to a teenager who’ll be unable to play football anymore.  

    Maybe assisted suicide is a good idea, maybe not.  Kevorkian was a sick fuck pathologist who liked to watch people die.

  12. ArgosyJones | Jun 4, 2011 at 4:34 am |

    LOL

    I estimate this man has 10 mins to live…

  13. Anonymous | Jun 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm |

    Which, by the way, apparently qualifies you to have been someone who “challenged social taboos about disease and dying.” I guess they’re going to posthumously award Jeffrey Dahmer for having “challenged social taboos about cannibalism” as well. As you said, actively killing people was the problem here. If you want to kill yourself rather than live through a terminal disease, there’s plenty ways to do it. Don’t expect us to do it for you.

  14. It gets ethically murky when you see a relative dying of an incurable disease BEGGING to die already, but continuing to suffer.  This is one of those sticky ethics issues which will not be solved anytime soon.  As for Dr. Kervorkian, he did what he thought was best.  It may not make him right, but at least it makes him innocent of the evilness others associate with his name.  

  15. It gets ethically murky when you see a relative dying of an incurable disease BEGGING to die already, but continuing to suffer.  This is one of those sticky ethics issues which will not be solved anytime soon.  As for Dr. Kervorkian, he did what he thought was best.  It may not make him right, but at least it makes him innocent of the evilness others associate with his name.  

  16. Too bad. He was a great man. We take our dogs to the shelter to be put down if they are suffering, yet we must suffer for an unknown amount of time just so our family can collect our insurance. It’s sick.

  17. Too bad. He was a great man. We take our dogs to the shelter to be put down if they are suffering, yet we must suffer for an unknown amount of time just so our family can collect our insurance. It’s sick.

  18. This man was a true hero who risked his own freedom to help relieve the needless suffering of many people. If you have your health (both physical & mental) and if you have never been or seen someone living in constant daily excruciating pain, then you have no right to judge or comment. I will morn the good doctor, and yet be comforted by the knowledge that he is now at peace & free from further persecution. May we all have his courage and kindness. 

  19. This man was a true hero who risked his own freedom to help relieve the needless suffering of many people. If you have your health (both physical & mental) and if you have never been or seen someone living in constant daily excruciating pain, then you have no right to judge or comment. I will morn the good doctor, and yet be comforted by the knowledge that he is now at peace & free from further persecution. May we all have his courage and kindness. 

  20. Good-bye filthy murderer, you won’t be missed, Dr.”Dripper”! Your disease called “life” that you sought to destroy
    has now left YOU! Your worst day was the day you were born?  You say, Dr. Dripper?  Well, now that you are dead you should be happy… May God reserve a place in Hell for you, so your Second death  will come all the more quickly, and may the worms of Hell have a happy feast! —————– Jack Kavorkian was one sick demented asshole! Almost makes you wonder kinda how in the hell he ended up like that to begin with, but on second thought… maybe we are better off if we DON’T know!!

  21. Good-bye filthy murderer, you won’t be missed, Dr.”Dripper”! Your disease called “life” that you sought to destroy
    has now left YOU! Your worst day was the day you were born?  You say, Dr. Dripper?  Well, now that you are dead you should be happy… May God reserve a place in Hell for you, so your Second death  will come all the more quickly, and may the worms of Hell have a happy feast! —————– Jack Kavorkian was one sick demented asshole! Almost makes you wonder kinda how in the hell he ended up like that to begin with, but on second thought… maybe we are better off if we DON’T know!!

  22. Good-bye filthy murderer, you won’t be missed, Dr.”Dripper”! Your disease called “life” that you sought to destroy
    has now left YOU! Your worst day was the day you were born?  You say, Dr. Dripper?  Well, now that you are dead you should be happy… May God reserve a place in Hell for you, so your Second death  will come all the more quickly, and may the worms of Hell have a happy feast! —————– Jack Kavorkian was one sick demented asshole! Almost makes you wonder kinda how in the hell he ended up like that to begin with, but on second thought… maybe we are better off if we DON’T know!!

  23. ChiefHuntingBear | Jun 7, 2011 at 7:22 am |

    During the 1870s most U.S. medical schools stopped requiring its graduates to take the Hippocratic Oath because they didn’t want to confuse them after they were trained to vivisect indigenous Terrapin tribespeople as a sacrificial population. Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s worst crimes were the ones that weren’t publicized, like those of Dr. Philip Nitschke who you can see murdering my mother on July 7th, 2003, by looking up HuntingBear on the website http://www.inTeLiGaTor.com 

  24. During the 1870s most U.S. medical schools stopped requiring its graduates to take the Hippocratic Oath because they didn’t want to confuse them after they were trained to vivisect indigenous Terrapin tribespeople as a sacrificial population. Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s worst crimes were the ones that weren’t publicized, like those of Dr. Philip Nitschke who you can see murdering my mother on July 7th, 2003, by looking up HuntingBear, PaulTerrenceWiggins on the website http://www.inTeLiGaTor.com

  25. During the 1870s most U.S. medical schools stopped requiring its graduates to take the Hippocratic Oath because they didn’t want to confuse them after they were trained to vivisect indigenous Terrapin tribespeople as a sacrificial population. Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s worst crimes were the ones that weren’t publicized, like those of Dr. Philip Nitschke who you can see murdering my mother on July 7th, 2003, by looking up HuntingBear, PaulTerrenceWiggins on the website http://www.inTeLiGaTor.com

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