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The Resource When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi

When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi

Label
When breath becomes air
Title
When breath becomes air
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kalanithi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of 36, on the verge of a completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's health began to falter. He started losing weight and was wracked by waves of excruciating back pain. A CT scan confirmed what Paul, deep down, had suspected: he had stage four lung cancer, widely disseminated. One day, he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next, he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined, the culmination of decades of striving, evaporated. With incredible literary quality, philosophical acuity, and medical authority, this book approaches the questions raised by facing mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality. At the base of Paul's inquiry are essential questions, such as: What makes life worth living in the face of death? What happens when the future, instead of being a ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present? When faced with a terminal diagnosis, what does it mean to have a child, to nuture a new life as another one fades away?
Biography type
autobiography
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Kalanithi, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Lungs
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Husband and wife
Target audience
adult
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2040413
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781784701994
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2040413
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781784701994
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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