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April 14, 1975

Letter From a Physician To a Dying Patient

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fla

JAMA. 1975;232(2):136. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03250020014014

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To the Editor.—  I respond to the poem by M. Donahoe, RN, "Letter to a Physician From a Dying Patient" (231:50, 1975):Dear impatient patient anxious to slide Into the abyss, dark and wide, Why don't you let THE MAN decide?He may not be ready to ring your bell Why give up? Fight like hell!Who knows what tomorrow may bring, A brighter sun, a fresher spring, Medicines that cure almost everything.Life's a struggle, no help to grieve; Try ONE MORE TIME before you leave.

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