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David Goodall (botanist)

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Scientist David Goodall Chooses Euthanasia At 104 Years Old

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David Goodall, 104, ends his life in Switzerland

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104-year-old scientist, David Goodall, ends life in Switzerland after "right-to-die" campaign

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97-year-old Perth actor still treading the boards

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104-year-old Australian promotes right to assisted suicide

David William Goodall was an English-born Australian botanist and ecologist. He was influential in the early development of statistical methods in plant communities. He worked as researcher and professor in England, Australia, Ghana and the United States. He was editor-in-chief of the 30-volume Ecosystems of the World series of books, and author of over 100 publications. Still active past the age of 100, he was known as Australia's oldest working scientist. An advocate of voluntary euthanasia legalisation, he ended his own life in Switzerland via physician-assisted suicide at the age of 104.