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When breath becomes air: Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.

When breath becomes air: Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.
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ISBN 9781473546523 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Author Kalanithi, Paul author.
Title When breath becomes air [electronic resource] / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.
Publisher/Date London : Random House, 2016
Contents note Downloadable audio file.
Performer note Read by Cassandra Campbell and Sunil Malhotra.
Summary Note 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 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.
Subject - Name Kalanithi, Paul
Subject Lungs -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Neurosurgeons -- United States -- Biography
Husband and wife -- United States
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Added Author Verghese, Abraham author.
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