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When breath becomes air

Author: Paul Kalanithi; A Verghese
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Autobiography
Biography
Named Person: Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kalanithi; A Verghese
ISBN: 9781784701994 1784701998
OCLC Number: 968339659
Notes: Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016.
Awards: Short-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 (UK)
Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2017 (UK)
Description: xix, 228 pages ; 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 training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor, the next he was a  Read more...

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"A vital book about dying. Awe-inspiring and exquisite. Obligatory reading for the living." -- Nigella Lawson "Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful." -- Atul Gawande, author of BEING MORTAL "A great, Read more...

 
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