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How We Die

release date: Jan 01, 1995
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How We Die
Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

How We Live

release date: Jan 01, 1998
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How We Live
Explores the vast mysteries of the human body, including its anatomy and physiology, systems, and dynamic modes of communication and response, and argues that the body's ability to work as a harmonious whole presupposes a human spirit inseparable from the body. Previously titled: The Wisdom of the Body. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Doctors

release date: Oct 19, 2011
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Doctors
From the author of How We Die, the extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine, told through the lives of the physician-scientists who paved the way. How does medical science advance? Popular historians would have us believe that a few heroic individuals, possessing superhuman talents, lead an unselfish quest to better the human condition. But as renowned Yale surgeon and medical historian Sherwin B. Nuland shows in this brilliant collection of linked life portraits, the theory bears little resemblance to the truth. Through the centuries, the men and women who have shaped the world of medicine have been not only very human, but also very much the products of their own times and places. Presenting compelling studies of great medical innovators and pioneers, Doctors gives us a fascinating history of modern medicine. Ranging from the legendary Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, to Andreas Vesalius, whose Renaissance masterwork on anatomy offered invaluable new insight into the human body, to Helen Taussig, founder of pediatric cardiology and co-inventor of the original "blue baby" operation, here is a volume filled with the spirit of ideas and the thrill of discovery.

Maimonides

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Maimonides
A criritcal study of the twelfth-century philosopher and physician describes Maimonides's efforts to reconcile his rationationalist thinking and scientific knowledge with a faith in God, his remarkable influence as a Jew in a Muslim world, and the lasting legacy of his teachings. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Lost in America

release date: Dec 18, 2007
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Lost in America
A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland’s Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelman, a Jewish garment worker who came to America in the early years of the last century but remained an eternal outsider. Awkward in speech and movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, Meyer ruled his youngest son with a regime of rage, dependency, and helpless love that outlasted his death. In evoking their relationship, Nuland also summons up the warmth and claustrophobia of a vanished immigrant New York, a world that impelled its children toward success yet made them feel like traitors for leaving it behind. Full of feeling and unwavering observation, Lost in America deserves a place alongside such classics as Patrimony and Call It Sleep.

The Art of Aging

release date: May 01, 2008
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The Art of Aging
The author of the landmark study, How We Die, addresses the challenges and rewards of growing older as he examines the changes that occur as we age, drawing on his own personal experience and research to offer a candid, insightful prescription for ensuring one's well-being in the later years. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Mysteries Within

release date: Mar 06, 2001
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The Mysteries Within
A respected doctor offers a discussion of the traditions and folklore of medicine, focusing on the effort to understand the human body, and including anecdotes from his own medical career.

How We Die

release date: Nov 16, 2010
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How We Die
What happens to us as we die? Discover the answers in this exclusive 25th anniversary edition of Sherwin B Nuland’s seminal book With a foreword by Paul Kalanithi, bestselling author of When Breath Becomes Air. There are many books intended to help people deal with the trauma of bereavement, but few which explore the reality of death itself. Sherwin B. Nuland - with over thirty 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. 'I don't know of any writer or scientist who has shown us the face of death as clearly, honestly and compassionately as Sherwin Nuland does here' James Gleick, author of Chaos

Doctors

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Doctors
The best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning How We Die chronicles the history of medicine through profiles of important physicians and research scientists and reviews key medical theories and pioneering advances, with portraits of Galen, Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, Joseph Lister, and other medical pioneers .

The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)

release date: Nov 17, 2004
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The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)
"Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle). Surgeon, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignác Semmelweis with urgency and the insight gained from his own studies and clinical experience. Ignác Semmelweis is remembered for the now-commonplace notion that doctors must wash their hands before examining patients. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, however, this was a subversive idea. With deaths from childbed fever exploding, Semmelweis discovered that doctors themselves were spreading the disease. While his simple reforms worked immediately—childbed fever in Vienna all but disappeared—they brought down upon Semmelweis the wrath of the establishment, and led to his tragic end.
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