Hardback Being mortal : illness, medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Profile Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781846685811 (hbk.) :
Published in association with Wellcome Collection.
Atul Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of ageing and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. He emerges with a story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound.
282 pages ; 23 cm
That falls are the major cause of premature death in the elderly was a surprise to me but ought to have been obvious. Kind but not sentimental book.