How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland
How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland

How We Die

Reflections on Life's Final Chapter (Vintage)
by Sherwin B. Nuland
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Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. Through particular stories of dying--of patients, and of his own family--he examines the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, accidents, heart disease, and strokes, revealing the facets of death's multiplicity.

"It's impossible to read How We Die without realizing how earnestly we have avoided this most unavoidable of subjects, how we have protected ourselves by building a cultural wall of myths and lies. I don't know of any writer or scientist who has shown us the face of death as clearly, honestly and compassionately as Sherwin Nuland does here."--James Gleick
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Publication Date

Jan 15, 1995

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

304

ISBN

0679742441

ISBN-13

9780679742449