Derek Humphry

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Derek Humphry is the British-born American journalist who founded the Hemlock Society U.S.A. in 1980. He is a past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies (1988-1999). [1] Humphry has over 30 years experience in the death with dignity movement. He helped his first wife, Jean, die when she was suffering from a lingering death due to breast cancer. His book about that event, Jean's Way, became a cult classic. [2]

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  1. Let me die before I wake, accessed November 22, 2011.
  2. Final Exit How to make your own helium hood kit, (pdf download), biosketch, organizational website, accessed November 22, 2011