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The Resource How we die : reflections on life's final chapter, Sherwin B. Nuland

How we die : reflections on life's final chapter, Sherwin B. Nuland

Label
How we die : reflections on life's final chapter
Title
How we die
Title remainder
reflections on life's final chapter
Statement of responsibility
Sherwin B. Nuland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a vast literature on death and dying, but there are few reliable accounts of the ways in which we die. The intimate account of how various diseases take away life, offered in How We Die, is not meant to prompt horror or terror but to demythologize the process of dying to help us rid ourselves of that fear of the terra incognita." "Though the avenues of death - AIDS, cancer, heart attack, Alzheimer's, accident, and stroke - are common, each of us will die in a way different from any that has gone before. Each one of death's diverse appearances is as distinctive as that singular face we each show during our lives. Behind each death is a story." "In How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland, a surgeon and teacher of medicine, tells some stories of dying that reveal not only why someone dies but how. He offers a portrait of the experience of dying that makes clear the choices that can be made to allow each of us his or her own death."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nuland, Sherwin B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Attitude to Death
  • Death
  • Physicians
Label
How we die : reflections on life's final chapter, Sherwin B. Nuland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The strangled heart -- A valentine--and how it fails -- Three score and ten -- Doors to death of the aged -- Alzheimer's disease -- Murder and serenity -- Accidents, suicide, and euthanasia -- A story of AIDS -- The life of a virus and the death of a man -- The malevolence of cancer -- Hope and the cancer patient -- The lessons learned
Control code
28148780
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780679414612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1564655
Label
How we die : reflections on life's final chapter, Sherwin B. Nuland
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The strangled heart -- A valentine--and how it fails -- Three score and ten -- Doors to death of the aged -- Alzheimer's disease -- Murder and serenity -- Accidents, suicide, and euthanasia -- A story of AIDS -- The life of a virus and the death of a man -- The malevolence of cancer -- Hope and the cancer patient -- The lessons learned
Control code
28148780
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780679414612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1564655

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      38.710138 -90.311107
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