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After reading this book, I better appreciate the science writer's task. Mr. Hendin interviewed many persons, read widely, and amassed a large collection of opinions and facts and a lengthy bibliography. The book's nine chapters begin with the medical criteria of death, then proceed to transplants, euthanasia, the psychology of the dying patient and that of his doctor, childrens' notions of death, grief, the Cryonics Society or "Death and the Deep Freeze" and end with descriptions of possible uses of cemetery spaces, such as parks, vertical high-rise mortuaries, or drive-in cemeteries. The ground that this work attempts to cover is
Death as a Fact of Life.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:797. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-797_2
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