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He died “peacefully” at home

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:792

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  1. David Veale

    I like collecting euphemisms. I found a new one when my father, a retired general practitioner, died “peacefully” at home. That is what the announcements say in the newspapers, and that is what my relatives are telling everyone.

    It was a perfectly routine death, in which my 93 year old father had cancer of the prostrate. The cancer had …

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