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Coping With Death

What is it Like to Watch Someone Die?

Learning to cope with death — and everything after

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The little Greek diner was packed that Saturday morning. We’d slept late, and had to wait for one of the cracked-vinyl booths. The place echoed in cacophony: clattering silverware, clinking dishes, wait staff and cooks shouting orders through the window above…




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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her

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