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1784701998
Book:When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi:2017 When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi
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Author: Kalanithi, Paul
Publication year: 2017
Shelfmark: 617.48092
Media class: Book
Genre: FAMILY & HEALTH
Classification: 617.48092
Publisher: London : Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784701994
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Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016
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Book:When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi, foreword by Abraham Verghese:2016
eBook:When breath becomes air, [electronic resource], Paul Kalanithi:2016
Large print:When breath becomes air:2018:Large print edition
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A beautifully written book about kindness, mortality, the people we meet and how we are shaped as humans. The first part of the book is written from the authors experience of training and practising as a Neurosurgeon, the second part is being a patient. You will not forget this book, I was still thinking about it weeks after finishing reading. Highly recommended.
11/01/19
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Shropshire
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Book:When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi, foreword by Abraham Verghese:2016
Author: Kalanithi, Paul
Year 2016
Media class: Book
Genre: FAMILY & HEALTH
Classification: 617.48092
Publisher: The Bodley Head
ISBN: 9781847923677
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A brilliant book. In the first half Kalanithi describes his pathway into neurosurgery and his developing career. One wonders how anyone can survive the pressures and responsibilities of neurosurgery (read Henry Marsh's "Do No Harm" for more about that). The second half of the book describes Kalanithi's experiences after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in his 30s. He well captures the ups and downs of not knowing whether he will live for 1 month or 1 year or, perhaps, even 10 years. Even with a terminal illness human beings want some sense of a map of the future - uncertainty is hard to endure. Read this book!
10/06/16
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