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Being Mortal

Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal( )
Author: Gawande, Atul
ISBN:978-1-62779-055-0
Publication Date:Oct 2014
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Metropolitan Books
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied...
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Gawande, Atul (Author)
Atul Gawande is a surgical resident in Boston and staff writer on medicine and science for The New Yorker. A former Rhodes scholar, he received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He lives with his wife and three children in Newton, Massachusetts.

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