Jack Kevorkian had his first brush with professional controversy in 1958, when he lost his job for suggesting that medical experiments be performed on consenting death row inmates in lieu of execution? Jack Kevorkian moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s and reportedly made a feature film (based on Handel?s Messiah), but the film was never distributed and the details are sketchy at best? He was of Armenian descent? Jack Kevorkian used to advertise himself as a ?death consultant,? and he dubbed his field ?obitiatry?? He once said he first got the nickname ?Dr. Death? in 1956, for his research in photographing the eyes of dying patients? Jack Kevorkian used carbon monoxide gas when he was unable to procure potassium chloride? Many of Kevorkian?s clients passed away in his 1968 Volkswagen bus, which he had rigged for his equipment.
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