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Books, Journals, New Media
November 17, 2004

Opera, Dying

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(19):2403-2408. doi:10.1001/jama.292.19.2405

Wonders are many on earth, and the greatest of these

Is man. . . . 

For every ill he hath found its remedy

Save only death.


As physicians, many of us must confront and deal with death and dying every day. As our medical careers unfold, from early medical school to senior professor or retired private practice physician, it is inevitable that our views of death will change and mature.

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