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How We Die
Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland

How We Die
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Category: Science - Human Physiology; Science - Physiology
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: January 1995
Price: $16.00
Can. Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74244-9 (0-679-74244-1)
Pages: 320
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.



 
Winner of the National Book Award
An ALA "Best Books for Young Adults"

Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. 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.

"It's impossible to read How We Die without realizing how earnestly we have avoided this most unavoidable of subjects, how we have protected ourselves by building a cultural wall of myths and lies. I don't know of any writer or scientist who has shown us the face of death as clearly, honestly and compassionately as Sherwin Nuland does here."--James Gleick



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WINNER 1994 - National Book Awards
WINNER - ALA Best Books for Young Adults



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Sherwin B. Nuland is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale University, where he also teaches medical history and bioethics. He lives in Connecticut.





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