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Death in England: An Illustrated History

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:710
  1. Paul Keeley, specialist registrar in palliative medicine
  1. Strathcarron Hospice, Denny

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    Eds Peter C Jupp, Clare Gittings

    Manchester University Press, £19.99, pp 304

    ISBN 0 7190 5811 2

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    When I was a child in primary school one of the hymns we used to sing had, as part of the chorus, the words: “When the death shades round us gather, Teach, oh, teach us how to die.” It is a measure of the rapid change in our societal attitudes to death in the intervening 25 years that such a hymn is unlikely to be found in a …

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