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May 4, 1964

Decease, Demise, and Divine

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Miami, Fla

JAMA. 1964;188(5):473. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060310073026

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To the Editor:—  I am most happy to see Alexander Gode's attack on "decease" and "demise" ("Just Words," JAMA187:403 [Feb 8] 1964). As a pathologist, I am frequently impelled to speculate upon the gloomy religious views of my colleagues who constantly report that their patients went gradually downhill. Do none of their patients go to Heaven?

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