Year: 1970 Source: Houston Law Review, v.7, (May 1970), p.654-670 SIEC No: 19860946

The term “euthanasia” in this context is defined as a situation in which an individual destined to die an unnatural death because of disease or injury wishes to die now but wants someone else to administer the death blow. “Antidysthanasia” is defined as a situation in which the person facing an unnatural death from disease or injury hastens his own death by refusing medical attention. A discussion of homicide & suicide provide background for and examination of euthanasia & antidysthanasia.