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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
Database: WorldCat
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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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Title: When breath becomes air /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kalanithi; A Verghese
ISBN: 9780812988406; 081298840X
Notes: Content: Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi.
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.
Genre/Form: Autobiography.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Biography.
[Récits personnels].
Year: 2016
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2015023815; National Library: 101681638
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: RC280.L8; Dewey No.: 616.99/424
OCLC No.: 909925278

Abstract:

"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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