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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 worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student 'possessed, ' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality"--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E3U
Dewey number
616.99/424
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.L8
LC item number
K35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2016 D-937
  • WZ 100
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
K14w 2016
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Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Control code
ocn909925278
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812988406
Lccn
2015023815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)909925278
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Control code
ocn909925278
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812988406
Lccn
2015023815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)909925278

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