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Author Kalanithi, Paul, author

Title When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Edition First edition
Published New York : Random House, [2016]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  616.99424 Kal/Wbb  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  616.99424 Kal/Wbb  DUE 20-12-22
Description xix, 228 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
Contents Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Summary 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
Subject Kalanithi, Paul -- Health.
Kalanithi, Paul -- Death.
Lungs -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Neurosurgeons -- Biography.
Husband and wife.
Lung Neoplasms.
Genre/Form Autobiography.
Author Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955- writer of foreword
Kalanithi, Lucy, writer of epilogue
LC no. 2015023815
ISBN 9780812988406