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11/16/10: The Way We Die

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – In the 1950s and 60s, as science leapt forward and man walked on the moon, death became the new "final frontier." It was something we imagined we could conquer, and as we waged that battle against nature, death became increasingly clinicalized. Tuesday, we're beginning a series on end of life issues. We'll start by looking at how we've dealt with death historically, how it moved from the home to the hospital and the way doctors are now being taught to care for dying patients.

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