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When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.

Kalanithi, Paul, author. (Author). Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955- writer of foreword. (Added Author).
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  • 1 copy at Alexander Hamilton Memorial System.
  • 25 copies at SPARK Library System. (Show)

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3 current holds with 49 total copies.

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Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library 616.99 KAL 37268002193324 AHMFL Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812988406
  • ISBN: 081298840X
  • Physical Description: xix, 225 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi.
Summary, etc.: On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student 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.
Subject: Kalanithi, Paul > Health.
Kalanithi, Paul > Death.
Lungs > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Neurosurgeons > Biography.
Husband and wife.
Genre: Biographies.
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