When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Vintage,
ISBN: 9781784701994 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016.
You are a young neurosurgeon. You have completed 11 years of training. You are devoted to your work and on the brink of a wonderful career. Then you are diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. 'When Breath Becomes Air' is an unforgettable reflection on the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
xix, 228 pages ; 20 cm
A beautifully written book about kindness, mortality, the people we meet and how we are shaped as humans. The first part of the book is written from the authors experience of training and practising as a Neurosurgeon, the second part is being a patient. You will not forget this book, I was still thinking about it weeks after finishing reading. Highly recommended.
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