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Dr. Jack Kevorkian Photo Signed Autograph

Kevorkian, Dr. Jack  Photo Signed Autograph
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Kevorkian, Dr. Jack Photo Signed Autograph
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Kevorkian, Dr. Jack  Photo Signed AutographKevorkian, Dr. Jack  Photo Signed Autograph
This item is a 10" X 14",black and white lithograph photo of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. The lithograph photo has been mounted on a 10" X 14" piece of photography paper.Jack Kevorkian is a former medical pathologist known for his high-profile antics in support of voluntary euthanasia. A 1952 graduate of the University of Michigan medical school, Kevorkian soon became known to colleagues as "Dr. Death" for his keen interest in dying patients. After a career in various hospitals in California and Michigan, he settled in Michigan in 1982, where he earned a living in part by publishing articles on euthanasia in European medical journals. He became famous in the 1990s for his "death machine," a device he invented that allowed a user to self-inject an anesthetic and then a lethal dose of potassium chloride. (He called the machine a thanatron, after Thanatos, the figure of death in Greek mythology.) His initial "assisted suicides" led to a 1993 Michigan law that specifically prohibited him from continuing, a law he openly defied in an effort to force the issue into the courts.For most of the 1990s Kevorkian -- now widely known as "Dr. Death" -- was on TV talk shows, in the news and in and out of court (and jail) for his role in a number of deaths. In September of 1998 he videotaped the death of Thomas Youk; the tape was broadcast by CBS television's 60 Minutes in November, and Kevorkian ended up on trial again, charged with murder and the delivery of a controlled substance. (Having lost his licenses to practice medicine in California and Michigan, Kevorkian's use of potassium chloride was illegal.) He was convicted in April of 1999 and sentenced to 10-25 years in prison. Denied parole in 2005, Kevorkian, in failing health, was granted parole at the end of 2006 and released in 2007. Supporters argue that -- idiosyncrasies aside -- Kevorkian is a hero who helped more than 130 terminally ill people end their own lives with dignity. Critics say he is a weirdo who exploited sick and disabled people for his own morbid experiments. Either way, he gets credit for bringing the issue forward into public debate. After his release from prison he settled outside of Detroit, and in 2008 he announced his intention to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.The photo has been autographed on the front by Jack Kevorkian...........BOTH PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION..........................