When breath becomes air

When breath becomes air

Kalanithi, Paul, author.


First edition.

Physical Description
xix, 228 pages : 1 illustration ; 19 cm

Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi.

Personal Subject
Kalanithi, Paul-Health.

Subject Term
Lungs -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Neurosurgeons -- Biography.
Husband and wife.


Added Author
Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955-

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.

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