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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?
Millard M. Decease, Demise, and Divine. JAMA. 1964;188(5):473. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060310073026