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Why the Assisted Dying Bill should become law in England and Wales

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 02 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4349

Death and Beyond

Although anxiety spoils breathing, insomnia spoils sleeping, myopia spoils seeing, caries spoil eating, paralysis spoils moving, sickness spoils loving, and death spoils living, dreams foil death by toiling for peace and health. To quote John Donne, "Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so".

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 July 2014
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA