For Readers Of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, And Anne Lamott, A Profoundly Moving, Exquisitely Observed Memoir By A Young Neurosurgeon Faced With A Terminal Cancer Diagnosis Who Attempts To Answer The Question What Makes A Life Worth Living At The Age Of Thirty Six, On The Verge Of Completing A Decade S Worth Of Training As A Neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi Was Diagnosed With Stage IV Lung Cancer One Day He Was A Doctor Treating The Dying, And The Next He Was A Patient Struggling To Live And Just Like That, The Future He And His Wife Had Imagined Evaporated When Breath Becomes Air Chronicles Kalanithi S Transformation From A Na Ve Medical Student Possessed, As He Wrote, By The Question Of What, Given That All Organisms Die, Makes A Virtuous And Meaningful Life 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 What Makes Life Worth Living In The Face Of Death What Do You Do When The Future, No Longer A Ladder Toward Your Goals In Life, Flattens Out Into A Perpetual Present What Does It Mean To Have A Child, To Nurture A New Life As Another Fades Away These Are Some Of The Questions Kalanithi Wrestles With In This Profoundly Moving, Exquisitely Observed Memoir Paul Kalanithi Died In March 2015, While Working On This Book, Yet His Words Live On As A Guide And A Gift To Us All I Began To Realize That Coming Face To Face With My Own Mortality, In A Sense, Had Changed Nothing And Everything, He Wrote Seven Words From Samuel Beckett Began To Repeat In My Head I Can T Go On I Ll Go On When Breath Becomes Air Is An Unforgettable, Life Affirming Reflection On The Challenge Of Facing Death And On The Relationship Between Doctor And Patient, From A Brilliant Writer Who Became Both.
Paul Kalanithi, M.D., was a neurosurgeon and writer Paul grew up in Kingman, Arizona, before attending Stanford University, from which he graduated in 2000 with a B.A and M.A in English Literature and a B.A in Human Biology He earned an M.Phil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Cambridge before attending medical school In 2007, Paul graduated cum laude f Paul Kalanithi, M.D., was a neurosurgeon and writer Paul grew up in Kingman, Arizona, before attending Stanford University, from which he graduated in 2000 with a B.A and M.A in English Literature and a B.A in Human Biology He earned an M.Phil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Cambridge before attending medical school In 2007, Paul graduated cum laude from the Yale School of Medicine, winning the Lewis H Nahum Prize for outstanding research and membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society He returned to Stanford for residency training in Neurological Surgery and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience, during which he authored over twenty scientific publications and received the American Academy of Neurological Surgery s highest award for research.Paul s reflections on doctoring and illness he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2013, though he never smoked have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Paris Review Daily, in addition to interviews in academic settings and media outlets such as MSNBC Paul completed neurosurgery residency in 2014 Paul died in March, 2015, while working on When Breath Becomes Air, an unforgettable, life affirming reflection on the challenge of facing mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both. He is survived by his wife Lucy and their daughter Cady
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- When Breath Becomes Air
- Paul Kalanithi
- 25 October 2018 Paul Kalanithi