5 minutes with...Dr Philip Nitschke

If you could cure one disease in your lifetime which one would it be? 

The dependence of the human race on all forms of religion.

What philosophical principle strongly informs the work you do?

Harm minimisation, in the context of empowering patients to take control over their lives and death.

What was the best book you ever read and why? 

A Handbook on Hanging, by Charles Duff, read as a student and prompted in me a passionate revulsion for all forms of execution.

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