How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter   -     By: Sherwin B. Nuland
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How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter

Random House / 1995 / Paperback

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Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland, a distinguished surgeon, explores how we shall die. Through particular stories of dying - of patients, and of his own family - he examines the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, accidents, heart disease, and strokes, revealing the facets of death's multiplicity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 278
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0679742441
ISBN-13: 9780679742449

Editorial Reviews

"Eloquent and uncommonly moving… Nuland writes with unsentimental passion."- Time

"Engrossing… 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."- The New York Times Book Review

"Nuland's work acknowledges, with unmatched clarity, the harsh realities of how life departs… There is compassion, and often wisdom, in every page."- San Francisco Examiner

"Nuland combines the clinical eye of a physician with… emotional and philosophical reflectiveness."- Newsday
 

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