Dame Cicely Saunders Has Died
Dame Cicely Saunders, MD, the founder of the modern hospice movement, died in the hospice she founded. She was one of the great medical humanitarians of our era and I had the great honor of spending about an hour with her preparing for my book Culture of Death. Ralph Nader once said that it is a sign of our times that Jack Kevorkian is the most famous doctor in the world. It should have been Dame Saunders. May she rest in peace.