The patient’s hair was styled with curls so stiff, they held her head a few inches up from her hospital pillow. She had painted her lips a shade of bright pink that exuded the confidence of age.
"The Gentler Symptoms of Dying" is from the July 17, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Sara Manning Peskin M.D. and narrated by Kristi Burns.