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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

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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
Title variation
How we die
Title variation remainder
reflections on lifes final chapter
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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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Offers a portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the choices that can be made to allow each person his or her own death
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1995.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 1994.
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155413
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.07/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD444
LC item number
.N85 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 1994 A-386
  • WT 104
NLM item number
N969h 1994
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Target audience
adult
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reflections on life's final chapter
Label
How we die : reflections on life's final chapter, Sherwin B. Nuland
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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
36499
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780679414612
Lccn
93024590
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28148780
  • (OCoLC)28148780
Label
How we die : reflections on life's final chapter, Sherwin B. Nuland
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
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
36499
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780679414612
Lccn
93024590
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28148780
  • (OCoLC)28148780

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