Great Throughts Treasury

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William Grossman

American Cardiologist, Director of the Center for Prevention of Heart and Vascular Disease at Mission Bay

"I know it sounds strange, but it is true. In the difficult deaths dying patients grasp onto your hand - as if by sheer grip they could hold on to life. I try to tell them whatever I can, to comfort them and say it will be all right. But in the easy deaths it’s the other way around - the dying man or woman will reach out and take your hand. They are trying to comfort you."