Philip Nitschke is the founder and director of Exit International.
A former medical doctor, in 1996 Philip helped four of his terminally ill patients to die using Australia’s Rights of the Terminally Ill Act.
Philip is the co-author of:
- Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (with Fiona Stewart) (Penguin, 2005)
- The Peaceful Pill Handbook (with Fiona Stewart) (Exit International, 2006 – 2018)
- Damned If I Do (with Peter Corris) (Melbourne University Press, 2013)
The Deliverance Machine (used in the Northern Territory by his patients in 1996) is on display in the British Science Museum in London.