Listed in the 2017 Wellcome Book Shortlist style = "padding-left: 30px;"> Be prepared. Be seated.
See how courage looks. See how brave it is to reveal yourself this way.
But above all, see what it is to live, to profoundly influence the lives of others after your going, in your words - Abraham Verghese, Introduction to When air breathing
About the meaning of life by a neurosurgeon who faces a terminal cancer. Dr.
Paul Calanethi wrote when air breathing becomes in the last 22 months of his life.
The result is an inspiring account of the family, medicine and literature, on the publication quickly found to go public booksellers through their gradual transformation of hope to accept Cremanetti for the end of life.
We strongly recommend emotional investment to read it.
At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a ten-year training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with lung cancer that is inoperable.
One day a doctor was treating death, and then he was a patient struggling to live.
When breathing becomes air he tells Kalanithi transformations of a medical student who asks to make a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working at the core of human identity - the brain - and finally to a new patient and father.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when life goes awry? What does it mean to be attracted to a child like your own?
Paul Kalanethi died while working on this highly influential book, yet his words live as proof to all of us. When air breathing becomes the reflection of life on the face of our deaths and the relationship between doctor and patient, a talented writer has become both.
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