Eyes of Prey

Sandford, John

Berkley, 1991

p. 78

A physician speaks: “When you know somebody’s about to die, well, there are things that have to be done with the body and the room. You have to clean up the room, you have to prepare to move the body down to Pathology. Some patients are quite clearheaded when they’re dying. So how must it feel when a bunch of cleaning staff check in to see if you’re gone yet? The patient knows we must have told them, ‘This guy’ll be gone today.’”