How We Die

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Random House, Nov 16, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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There are many books intended to help people deal with the trauma of bereavement, but few which explore the reality of death itself. How We Die sets out to explain exactly what happens to each of us when we die. Sherwin B. Nuland - with over 30 years' experience as a surgeon - explains in detail the processes which take place in the body and strips away many illusions about death. The result is a unique and compelling book, addressing the one final fact that all of us must confront.

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User Review  - Jeannine504 - LibraryThing

Reflections on Life's Final Chapter - we don't have full reader's rights with the "book" Nuland discusses. Once it's started, it has to be finished. Dr. Nuland shows his breadth of knowledge in his ... Read full review

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User Review  - grandpahobo - LibraryThing

This is a fantastic book. The author's purpose (in my opinion) is to de-mystify both the causes and process of death. A great deal of the book is is devoted to discussion of the chemical and molecular ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sherwin B. Nuland taught surgery and the history of medicine at Yale. He wrote Doctors: The Biography of Medicine, as well as The Wisdom of the Body, published by Chatto & Windus. He died at age 83 in March 2014 at his home in Hamden, Connecticut.

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