These canvases combine Kevorkian's knowledge of human anatomy and his fascination with death. View six of the paintings, with descriptions in Kevorkian's own words.
Greek for "death machine." Invented in 1989. (Select this for a picture and explanation of how it works.)
"Appointment with Dr. Death" by Michael Betzold
Chapters 1, 3 and 4 from this book examine the creativity, the obsessions and the unorthodox causes during the early years of Kevorkian's life.
"Death Becomes Him" by Jack Lessenberry
Full text of this July, 1994 Vanity Fair article which profiles Kevorkian, his attorney Geoffrey Fieger, and some of the cases.
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