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When breath becomes air

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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 naive 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. What makes life worth living in the face of death?
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Autobiography
Death
Husband and wife
Kalanithi, Paul
Kalanithi, Paul -- Health
Large type books
Lungs -- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography
Lungs -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Married people -- Biography
Neurosurgeons -- Biography
Neurosurgeons -- United States -- Biography
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title_displayWhen breath becomes air
title_fullWhen Breath Becomes Air
When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
When breath becomes air [compact disc] / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
When breath becomes air [large print] / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
title_shortWhen breath becomes air
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Cancer
Death
Health
Husband and wife
Kalanithi, Paul
Lungs
Married people
Neurosurgeons
Nonfiction
Patients
Philosophy
Sociology
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