How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter

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Vintage Books, 1994 - 278 pagini
Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. Through particular stories of dying--of patients, and of his own family--he examines the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, accidents, heart disease, and strokes, revealing the facets of death's multiplicity.

"It's impossible to read How We Die without realizing how earnestly we have avoided this most unavoidable of subjects, how we have protected ourselves by building a cultural wall of myths and lies. I don't know of any writer or scientist who has shown us the face of death as clearly, honestly and compassionately as Sherwin Nuland does here."--James Gleick

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In When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi recommended this book so I sought it out and read it. Taking a tour of heart disease, Alzheimer's, AIDS and cancer, Dr. Nuland presents a dispassionate, yet ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Not the most pleasant of subjects to address, but sooner or later we will all share the common unpleasant experience. Dr. Nuland takes us through a number of interesting and in some aspects stark ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S., is clinical professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine, where he has taught since 1962. "How We Die" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent book is "The Wisdom of the Body, " published in paperback as "How We Live.




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