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Lucy Kalanithi: Work, life, grief, love

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 25 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1220

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Death & Beyond

Death is deadly, but hope is heady. So although war and sickness spoil living and loving, 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

25 April 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA