The Thanatron, often referred to as the Death Machine of Dr. Jack Kevorkian

“Jacob «Jack» Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011), commonly known as “Dr. Death”, was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, composer and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he said he assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said, «dying is not a crime»”. – Wikipedia

Photo: The “Thanatron”, often referred to as the “Death Machine”, is displayed during a press preview of an auction of the personal effects of Dr. Jack Kevorkian at the New York Institute of Technology on October 27, 2011 in New York City. The device was reportedly used by over 100 of Dr. Kevorkian's patients to terminate their lives. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
28 Oct 2011 12:26:00