The troubled dream of life: living with mortality

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Simon & Schuster, 1993 - Health & Fitness - 255 pages
Drawing on his own experience and on literature, philosophy, and medicine, Callahan offers profound insight on how to deal with the rewards of modern medicine without upsetting our equilibrium and perspective on death and dying. "A profound essay on what it means to die in a world shaped by medical technology".--The Washington Times.

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THE TROUBLED DREAM OF LIFE: Living with Mortality

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A provocative analysis of how our attitudes toward our own mortality underlie society's health-care policies, especially regarding care of the dying and termination of medical treatment, as well as ... Read full review


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Daniel Callahan is senior researcher and president emeritus at the Hastings Center, which he cofounded, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. His many books include "Medicine and the Market.

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