When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air (Hardcover)

By Paul Kalanithi 
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Publisher: Random House
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 1847923674
EAN: 9781847923677
No. of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 2016-02-04
Binding: Hardcover
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You are a young neurosurgeon. You have completed 11 years of training. You are devoted to your work and on the brink of a wonderful career. Then you are diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day you are a doctor making a living treating the dying, the next a patient dying, struggling to live. What makes a virtuous and meaningful life? Paul Kalanithi believed that the answer lay in medicine's most demanding specialization, neurosurgery. Here are patients at their life's most critical moment. Here he worked in the most critical place for human identity, the brain. What is it like to do that every day and what happens when life is catastrophically interrupted? When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable reflection on the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both. With a foreword by Dr Abraham Verghese and an epilogue by the author's wife, Lucy.

 

About The Author

Paul Kalanithi graduated from the Yale School of Medicine, and went on to become one of the most accomplished neurosurgeons in his field, winning numerous awards and holding a position at Stanford University. At the age of 36 Kalanithi was diagnosed with terminal cancer. His reflections on doctoring and illness have been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post and The Paris Review Daily. Kalanithi died on March 9, 2015, aged 37.

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Title: When Breath Becomes Air
Publisher: Random House
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 1847923674
EAN: 9781847923677
No. of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 2016-02-04
Binding: Hardcover

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By Guest, 2016-12-31 13:15:32.0

This is a beautifully written, touching perspective of life and death. Definitely a must read. Infibeam is my favorite place to order from. It has great service. I received the book in 2 days after placing my order. Other sites stated a minimum of a week for delivery.

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