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ISBN 978-0742531116; 176 PAGES, PAPER $19.95 It is difficult to pull off anything concise in the world of intellectual debate, but Ian Dowbiggin, Professor of History at the University of Prince Edward Island, attempts to do so in A Concise History of Euthanasia. The author emphasizes the modern concept of a 'right to die' emerging from fundamental shifts in the way human life is viewed - when hell was feared more than death itself to a time when the value of life is weighed outside the moral framework regnant in Christian Europe.
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