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The Resource When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

Label
When breath becomes air
Title
When breath becomes air
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both
Biography type
autobiography
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Kalanithi, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1955-
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Verghese, A.
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  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Lungs
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Husband and wife
  • Mortality
Target audience
adult
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Control code
p225771986
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812988406
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225771986
  • (Sirsi) p225771986
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Control code
p225771986
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812988406
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225771986
  • (Sirsi) p225771986

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