In death, he’ll set an example

Aug 29, 2010

DURHAM - Soon after Dr. Clark Wang found out he might be dying, he decided to give the Earth a parting gift: a casket made of untreated wood salvaged from an old chicken coop.

A former psychiatrist at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, Wang was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2003. At first, his prognosis was hopeful, but after treatment and a year's remission, his cancer returned in a far more virulent and incurable form, and his thoughts turned to his own mortality. He didn't want his remains to contribute to the Earth's blight.

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