JAMA 25 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
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.
Liegner LM. St Christopher's Hospice, 1974. JAMA. 2000;284(19):2426. doi:10.1001/jama.284.19.2426