A perfect death?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:236
  1. Jane Morris, locum general practitioner (
  1. Shrewsbury

    This is my experience of death. My husband, David, died in November 2002 in his home at the age of 66. I am 54. He died on his bed, alone. The day before he died was beautiful. We had walked along a steep part of Offa's dyke, near Knighton. He had no angina and was quite fit.

    David had retired in 2000 from running a stressful architectural practice. I was doing locum work, which enabled us to travel widely. He walked the dog each day and was turning into an expert in vegetable growing. He did not smoke …

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