Die, Reflections on Life's Final Book Report

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Nuland suggests can be improved if people come to understand the inexorable processes that are involved and recognize that like countless billions of humans before them, the mystery begins when they die and there is absolutely nothing they can do to alter this ultimate outcome beyond achieving this level of acceptance and understanding.


The research showed that Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland has written extensively about the history of medicine and the centrality of the death experience to the human condition throughout the millennia. Dr. Nuland's other book was Doctors: The Biography of Medicine and The Origins of Anesthesia, but he is regular contributors to magazines such as The New Yorker, The New Republic and Discover as well as peer-reviewed journals such as American Scholar, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences where he serves as chairman of managers as well as the literary editor for Connecticut Medicine. Not content to rest on these substantial literary and scholarly laurels, the research also showed that Dr. Nuland is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and the History of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale School of Medicine. In his book, How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, Dr. Nuland provides a useful analysis of how people tend to react to the deaths of others as well as their own deaths, and how these reactions have changed over the years in response to longer lifespans and the increasing incidence of age-related conditions that detract from the quality of life of the elderly.


Nuland, S.B. (1994). How we die: Reflections on life's final…

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Nuland, S.B. (1994). How we die: Reflections on life's final chapter. New York: Alfred A.


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