Of Death, Dust, and Fire
This column is ordinarily about some variant on the theme of my profession, Preventive Medicine. The mission of every preventionist is to do all we can to help the healthy stay entirely well; to help those with risk factors control them and avoid disease; to help those with disease avoid progression, disability, and death. There is almost always something left to prevent.
There is, as well, a career-long lesson in humility. For in the end, every time, prevention fails; the ineluctable force of our mortality prevails. We all die.
In a departure, then, from my customary efforts, and in response to a recent provocation, I want to consider that end of the spectrum this time. What happens when we die?… CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE