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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
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
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalanithi, Paul
Dewey number
616.99/424
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.L8
LC item number
K35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WZ 100
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Verghese, A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Lungs
  • Terminally ill
  • Husband and wife
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Physician and patient
Target audience
adult
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Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781784701994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn968339659
  • (OCoLC)968339659
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781784701994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn968339659
  • (OCoLC)968339659

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