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Death is "in" for reasons not entirely clear. Tracts about it appear with a frequency that would have been considered preposterous, if not superfluous, a few years ago. Perhaps they signal the era of Pax Ballistica,1 as it has been termed by Harlan Cleveland, or even an approaching Armageddon.
A book by Glaser and Strauss appeared in 1965 entitled "Awareness of Dying," a helpful study on the interaction of patient, family, and hospital staff during life's final phase. Since most deaths in the United States occur in hospitals and nursing homes, the earlier book and this one, too, concern dying
Time for Dying.. Ann Intern Med. ;69:642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-642_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):642.
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