Asked in HealthHistory, Politics & SocietyEuthanasia
Who invented euthanasia and why?
February 09, 2009 9:10PM
Definition of invent: to originate or create as a product of one's own ingenuity, experimentation, or contrivance: to invent the telegraph. Euthanasia is not a product, and therefore could not be truly invented. You are probably asking for the first documented case of euthanasia. Arguably, the original euthanization program was implimented by Nazi physicians, in order to provide this "good death" to those who were tainting the German race. They began to "euthanize" handicapped children in 1939. So bottom line, first documented euthanization program, Nazi doctors, to purify the "Aryan race".