When Breath Becomes Air


Paul Kalanithi


Vintage Publisher

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Vintage Publisher

Publication Year 2017


ISBN-10 1847923674

Hard Cover

Number of Pages 228 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7
Weight (grms) 378

About the Book: When Breath Becomes Air You are a young neurosurgeon. You have completed 11 years of training. You are devoted to your work and on the brink of a wonderful career. Then you are diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day you are a doctor making a living treating the dying, the next a patient dying, struggling to live. What makes a virtuous and meaningful life? Paul Kalanithi believed that the answer lay in medicines most demanding specialization, neurosurgery. Here are patients at their lifes most critical moment. Here he worked in the most critical place for human identity, the brain. What is it like

Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi was a neurosurgeon and writer. He grew up in Kingman, Arizona, and graduated from Stanford University with a BA and MA in English literature and a BA in human biology. He earned an MPhil in history and philosophy of science and medicine from the University of Cambridge and graduated cum laude from the Yale School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. He received the American Academy of Neurological surgery highest award for research. He died in March 2015. He is survived by his large, loving family, including his wife, Lucy, and their daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.