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How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
 
 
Author
Sherwin B. Nuland.
Publisher Vintage  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780679742449
Pages/Publication Date 296/1995
Daedalus Item Code 31278
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(Winner of the 1993 National Book Award and a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award) This edition of surgeon Sherwin Nuland's incisive examination of the end of life includes a 2010 coda on contemporary issues in end-of-life care, and discusses how to take control of our final days and those of our loved ones. Through particular stories of dying—including those of his patients and members of his own family—Nuland demythologizes the process and explores the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, accidents, heart disease, and stroke.

"Nuland's work acknowledges, with unmatched clarity, the harsh realities of how life departs.... There is compassion, and often wisdom, in every page."—SFExaminer

"We are in the hands of a remarkable portraitist whose cultivated thought ... quietly and informatively instructs and advises us on a subject of universal concern."—NYTBR

"It's impossible to read How We Die without realizing how earnestly we have avoided this most unavoidable of subjects, how we have protected ourselves by building a cultural wall of myths and lies. I don't know of any writer or scientist who has shown us the face of death as clearly, honestly and compassionately as Sherwin Nuland does here."—James Gleick

 
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