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JAMA 25 Years Ago
November 15, 2000

St Christopher's Hospice, 1974

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JAMA 25 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 2000;284(19):2426. doi:10.1001/jama.284.19.2426

THE IMPACT of Cicely Saunders, OBE, FRCP, director of St Christopher's Hospice, London (Sydenham), on the care of the dying patient is persuasive.

After Dr Saunders had lectured at St Luke's Hospital Center, a Hospice Committee was established at St Luke's to consider the introduction of similar concepts within the framework of a university general hospital. Two members of the committee and I were invited to St Christopher's for an in-depth site visit in order to assist the committee in its deliberations.

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