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When breath becomes air

Author: Paul Kalanithi; A Verghese
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kalanithi; A Verghese
ISBN: 9780812988406 081298840X
OCLC Number: 909925278
Description: xix, 228 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Abraham Verghese --
Prologue --
In perfect health I begin --
Cease not till death --
Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi.
Responsibility: Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.
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"At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student 'possessed,' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality"--Publisher's website.

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Cancer Wins

by bemisjil (WorldCat user published 2016-01-17) Very Good Permalink

This fast-paced book is too short for such an interesting and promising life. Neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi reminisces back to his first thoughts...
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