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, It is not handed down, how Speusippos in the year 338 before Christ, the life. For nearly ten years he had led the famous philosophers ‘ school of his uncle Plato, he decided it was enough: the Ancient chroniclers, he suffered from a progressive paralysis of the limbs and continuous itching.

a doctor Helped the approximately 70-Year-old with suicide? Well possible, but the sources are silent. Is: Who would have served him the poison, would not have been held responsible. Since the time of Hippocrates (460-370 BC) was a contemporary of Speusippos, but the named after him the oath it was not. It says: “Neither do I want to give someone a lethal dose of medication, if I am asked, nor do I want to give in this regard a Council.”

Until today, this sentence is in the center of the dispute surrounding euthanasia. In 2015, the Bundestag has regulated the matter by law: According to Section 217 of the penal code, death is tolerated help, and only the “business” of the aid penalty. What is dubious to Combine the craft, you can, however, also bring medical professionals in court. For example, if you are a lot of caring for critically ill and regularly to help with self-killing prayers. Palliative doctors are concerned, because they work with painkillers that are in high dose to be fatal. Eleven of the lawsuits are against the law are pending. Next week, the Federal constitutional court will hear.

According to Speusippos’ and Hippocrates’ death, four centuries passed almost before the Hippocratic oath was first mentioned in the year 40 after Christ. The first quotation of it is even out of the 3. Century handed down. “The so-called Hippocratic oath was formulated with a high probability only after his death,” says the Bamberg historian Hartwin Brandt. He was probably attributed to the doctor later.

Hippocrates came from the island of Kos, from a doctor’s family, which traced their ancestry to the healing God Asklepios. With his view that all Suffering is based on imbalances in the body, he was already in his own lifetime a celebrity. However, schools existed in ancient Greece, several other Doctors and on the question of euthanasia is no clear answer.

another Greek island was about the same time, famous, Kea, and for a drink of Hemlock, and/or poppy seeds, which they called the “keischen Cup”. Both of these substances act at low doses to treat pain, in a higher lethal. The potion stand, therefore, in the call, wishing to Die to carry comparatively gently into the Hereafter. In a time in which to diagnose cancer and other serious diseases, but could treat, was poison to administer, often the Only thing a physician for his unfortunate patients have been able to do.

The comic poet Menandros (342-291 BC), cited with the phrase, “Whom the gods love die young”, dedicated to the death potion a Verse: “Well the Keer is the custom: Who do not live more beautiful can that’s the life.” Menandros was Athenian, and his pieces have been performed throughout the Greek area of influence. The practice must be so widely been known. From the Greek colony of Massalia (Marseille) it is reported of Old and seriously ill, and asked for the Hemlock potion. On the request of the Council of the city decided. He managed the gift inventories and assessed the application.

This article dates back to the TIME no 15/2019. Here you can read the entire issue.

the death was Common, moreover, to fast. Especially since the philosopher Hegesias around 300 BC in his writing of The hunger killer had written. It is from the denied Life of the food ad nauseam. As the friends try to dissuade him, he begins to enumerate the burdens of human life. The work itself is not preserved, but so much is handed down – it is a true suicide, it must have triggered the epidemic.

The question of whether it is permissible to put the own life, with or without the help of employees between the 6. and 3. Century before Christ all the major schools of Thought in Athens.

suicide reporting suicide: Werther-effect

TIME ONLINE is gentle with the theme of suicide, because there is evidence to suggest that certain forms of reporting can lead to imitation reactions. Scientists call this phenomenon, the Werther effect, following Goethe’s novel The sorrows of young Werther, after the publication of a number of young men took the life.

After the German national goalkeeper Robert Enke in 2009, his life had ended, the number of suicides on railway lines in Germany. Markus Schäfer, and Oliver Quiring, University of Mainz, reports that in the first four weeks after Enke’s death in Germany, 133 suicides were recorded, as to be expected, according to the official causes of death statistics for this period would have been (Schaefer & Quiring, 2013).

In psychology there are various approaches to an explanation for the Werther effect. As recognised in the theory of model learning, the psychologist Albert Bandura, which States that people have behaviors that you have observed previously with other people is especially true, particularly if you can identify with the Person.


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