suicide machine


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su′icide machine`


n.
a device designed to permit a terminally ill person to commit suicide, as by the automatic injection of a lethal drug.
[1985–90]
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He reveals resistance against being connected to social media sites, with examples from the Digital Detox movement, such as Camp Grounded and an art project called Web 2.0 Suicide Machine, and notes how social media platforms are forced to build new ways to engage people.
Philip Nitschke developed the Sarco suicide machine together with engineer Alexander Bannick, reports Daily Mail.
"The exhibition of the Michigan-based doctor has paintings ranging from pictures depicting CAT scan machines to paintings of a suicide machine. Among the series of paintings depicting human suffering is one called 'Paralysis.' The piece shows a naked man crouched in a claustrophobic prison, half his body turned to stone, his arms and legs useless, and his brain removed.
Cette edition a ete magique pour le groupe, de partager la scene avec nos amis Tachamarod, Suicide Machine et les groupes invites Millestone Edge et Mean Street.
So many people are turning off social network sites that new internet applications such as The Suicide Machine and Seppukoo have sprung up to help them.
It will be unfortunate for us and the rest of the world if Islam drives the suicide machine but I do not think as the core values of Islam totally opposed to murdering.
A CONTROVERSIAL doctor's suicide machine has failed to sell at auction.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, in a 2,128-word obituary (nearly three times the length of this article), fondly recalled Jack Kevorkian as "A Doctor Who Helped End Lives." Kevorkian, 83, the Michigan pathologist turned assisted-suicide activist, died in a hospital, a more dignified locale than the 1960's-era Volkswagen microbus where he uncorked the Thanatron, his suicide machine, dispensing a fatal chemical cocktail.
For his first deaths, in 1990, he used a suicide machine he called a "mercitron", an apparatus which pumped saline into the "client", switching to a lethal solution when the client pressed a button.
Yet it is Kevorkian and his "suicide machine," not Oregon's law with its careful limitations, that became the dominant image of assisted suicide.