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Australia tests voluntary-death machine

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A nurse suffering from terminal cancer, in Darwin, Australia, plans to be the first person to use computer software to kill herself when the Northern Territory's euthanasia law takes effect on July 1st. Dr Philip Nitschke developed the software for a bedside laptop computer linked to a syringe driver which administers a lethal dose of Nembutal.

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