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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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalanithi, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Verghese, Abraham
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Lungs
  • Husband and wife
  • Cancer
  • Mortality
Target audience
adult
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Hardback
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057096069
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781847923677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920729307
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Publication
Copyright
Note
Hardback
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057096069
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781847923677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920729307

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