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How we die : reflections on life's final chapter

Author: Sherwin B Nuland
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2010?], ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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"A runaway bestseller and National Book Award winner, Sherwin Nuland's How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death. This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherwin B Nuland
ISBN: 9780679742449 0679742441 0679414614 9780679414612 0679414614
OCLC Number: 733344507
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
Includes index.
"With a new chapter addressing contemporary issues in end-of-life care"--Cover.
"This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and those of our loved ones"--Page 4 of cover.
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 1994
Description: xviii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The strangled heart --
A valentine--and how it fails --
Three score and ten --
Doors to death of the aged --
Alzheimer's disease --
Murder and serenity --
Accidents, suicide, and euthanasia --
A story of AIDS --
The life of a virus and the death of a man --
The malevolence of cancer --
Hope and the cancer patient --
The lessons learned --
Coda: 2010.
Responsibility: Sherwin B. Nuland.

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"A runaway bestseller and National Book Award winner, Sherwin Nuland's How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death. This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and those of our loved ones"--Page 4 of cover.

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