[Euthanasia as a topic in criminal literature. Two examples].

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Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Mar 20;117(8):1145-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-20-1997
Author
M. Nylenna
Author Affiliation
Tidsskrift for Den norske laegeforening, Oslo.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Mar 20;117(8):1145-8
Date
Mar-20-1997
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Crime
Ethics, Medical
Euthanasia
Famous Persons
History, 20th Century
Humans
Medicine in Literature
Norway
United States
Abstract
Euthanasia is the main theme in the crime novels. The sisterhood by the American author Michael Palmer, published in 1982 and Morfindoktoren nekter seg skyldig (The morphine doctor denies his guilt) by the Norwegian author Waldemar Brøgger, published in 1958. In spite of differences between these two novels in time and space, they show many similarities. In this article the two novels, both of which have physicians as the main characters, are compared. Biographic information on the authors confirms the hypothesis of a close relationship between authors and their heroes in the criminal literature. The criminal literature has many points of connection in the medicine. These two examples show how even important and difficult medical ethical issues can be a subject for a crime novel.
PubMed ID
9148485 View in PubMed
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