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Death: avoiding the unavoidable?

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 14 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4912

Death & 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

18 September 2016
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA