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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in: Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande

Published by Metropolitan Books (2014)

ISBN 10: 0805095152ISBN 13: 9780805095159

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About this Item: Metropolitan Books, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED. Purchased New. NF/F. First Edition. Twenty-fourth printing with number line ending in 24. Signed by Atul Gawande on a bookplate on the half-title page. Tiny black dot above bookplate. Unread book is tight and square with solid hinges and sharp tips. Mild crease to spine head, else boards are clean and unmarred. Textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate, or markings and not BCE, ex-library, or remaindered. The dust jacket is unclipped ($28.00) and Fine. Protected in a new Brodart Mylar cover. Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 7997

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Gawande, Atul

Published by Metropolitan Books (2014)

ISBN 10: 0805095152ISBN 13: 9780805095159

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From: Evanston Editions (Evanston, IL, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Metropolitan Books, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Brand new, unread copy of first edition, 24th printing. Signed by Gawande on tipped-in bookplate. Mint condition. DJ in mylar cover. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # SG1833

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