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Nitschke, Philip

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
Nationality: Australian
Categories: Physicians

1947 – Philip Nitschke was born.

1996 – Assisted suicide of Robert Dent.

1998 – Nitschke was recognised as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.

         – He has provided advice to others who have ended their lives, mostly notably Nancy Crick, aged 69.

2002 – On the 22nd of May, Crick, with over a dozen friends and family present, took a lethal dose of barbiturates and went quickly to sleep and died within 20 minutes.

2007 – In January, he published the controversial book The Peaceful Pill Handbook, which was prohibited by federal censorship regulator, the Office of Film and Literature Classification at the end of February.        

         – He announced plans to escort eight New Zealanders to Mexico and help them purchase the potentially life-ending drug Nembutal.