Medicine: A Time to Write

A plucky woman speaks out about disease and death "Do not go gentle into that good night...

Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Dylan Thomas' haunting words about death are not usual newspaper fare, but they provided a poignantly apt beginning for the debut of Jory Graham's new column last July. Her twice-a-month appearances in the Chicago Daily News entitled "A time to live ..." are written for those who live under the shadow of death—either their own or that of someone close to them. As she wryly points out, Graham, 50, is...

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