By Ian Allan

While numerous generations of small boys could have dreamed of changing into engine drivers, and the top-link motive force at the nice named expresses of the age of steam could have been the head of the railways, by way of renowned notion, those members may possibly basically have gotten there with the help of myriad different trades and after years of progressing in the course of the extra junior grades of footplate employees. From the standard junior porter via to the chairman of the board, the railways hired an unlimited array of other trades, all of whom have been crucial in maintaining the trains operating. a few of these jobs, comparable to that of the music gangs, are nonetheless an incredible a part of the upkeep of the trendy railway, yet many others, comparable to blacksmiths, have now disappeared.

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24. Cf. Tony Sheldon, “Doctors Not Obliged to Carry Out Treatment They Think ‘Futile’,” British Medical Journal, Vol. 319 (October 23, 1999), at 1088. The ethical concept of double effect is used to justify medical treatment designed to relieve suffering where death is an unintended, though foreseeable, consequence. The doctrine is based on two basic presuppositions: (1) the doctor’s intention is to alleviate suffering; (2) the treatment must be proportional to the illness. g. g. ” For further discussion on the double effect doctrine, see R.

2 (1992), p. 140. J. M. van Delden, and L. Pijnenborg, Euthanasia and other Medical Decisions Concerning the End of Life, op. , p. 65. Ibid, p. 66. J. ten Have, “Euthanasia: The Dutch Experience,” Annals de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina, Tomo CXII (Madrid, 1995), p. 429. 25 A pertinent question here relates to the accuracy of this estimation. It seems that a further investigation is required to ascertain that this data is correct. ” They were justified because the patients’ suffering was unbearable, standard medical practice failed to help and, in any event, death would have occurred within a week.

5-6 (2003):526-541. PART A BACKGROUND This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 1 THE THREE RESEARCH REPORTS OF 1990, 1995 AND 2001, AND THEIR INTERPRETATIONS 1. PRELIMINARIES The Dutch understanding of euthanasia is said to be marked by its precision. Unlike other countries that distinguish between active and passive euthanasia, between direct and indirect euthanasia, and between voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, the Dutch definition of the term is exact: the intentional taking of someone’s life at his or her explicit request.

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