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December 15, 2005

TT: Almanac

"There are those who can reconcile themselves to death and those who can't. Increasingly, I've come to think that it is one of the most important ways the world divides up. Anecdotally, after all those hours I spent in doctors' outer offices and in hospital lobbies, cafeterias and family rooms, my sense is that the loved ones of desperately ill people divide the same way."

David Rieff, "Illness as More than Metaphor" (New York Times Magazine, Dec. 4, 2005)

Posted December 15, 2005 4:00 AM

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