cost effective

The Cost-Effectiveness of Killing: An Overview of Nazi "Euthanasia"

Author: 
John E. Gardella, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
July/August 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
4

In the public debate over legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, opponents of such measures often invoke the history of medicine in Nazi Germany as an example of the danger in these practices. Those who invoke the "Nazi analogy" suggest that the sanctioning of euthanasia could lead to the wholesale destruction of those whose lives are deemed valueless or burdensome to society.