Being mortal : illness, medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

By: Gawande, Atul [author.]Contributor(s): Wellcome Collection [associated with work.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Profile Books 2015Description: 282 pages ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846685828 (pbk.) :Subject(s): MortalityDDC classification: 306.9 LOC classification: HQ1073Summary: Atul Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of ageing and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. He emerges with a story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound.
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Originally published: 2014.

Published in association with Wellcome Collection.

Includes bibliographical references.

Atul Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of ageing and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. He emerges with a story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound.

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