J Med Ethics 17:25-29 doi:10.1136/jme.17.1.25
  • Research Article

The Voluntary Euthanasia (Legalization) Bill (1936) revisited.


In view of the continuing debate on euthanasia, the restrictions and safeguards which were introduced into the Voluntary Euthanasia (Legislation) Bill 1936 are discussed. Proposals for a new Terminal Care and Euthanasia Bill are suggested, based on some of the principles of the Mental Health Act 1983.