Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End - Gawande, Atul
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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of ...

Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End 2015, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846685828

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End 2014, Wellcome Collection, London

ISBN-13: 9781781253946

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End 2014, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846685811

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