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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date January 24, 2017
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250076229
ISBN-10 1250076226
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, now in paperback with a new reading group guide

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients' anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures-in his own practices as well as others'-as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the way to the very end.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805095159 Book cover for 9781410478122
 
1 lrg edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2015)
9781410478122 | details & prices | 437 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $31.99
About: In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable.
1 edition from Metropolitan Books (October 7, 2014)
9780805095159 | details & prices | 282 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $26.00
About: In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable.
With M. S. Venkataramani | from Asia Book Corp of Amer (June 1, 1979); titled "Quit India: American Response to the 1942 Struggle"
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Picador USA (January 24, 2017)
9781250076229 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $16.00
About: Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, now in paperback with a new reading group guideMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable.
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (September 20, 2016)
9781594139246 | details & prices | List price $16.00
About: In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable.
1 int edition from Picador USA (September 1, 2015)
9781250081247 | details & prices | 282 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In Being Mortal, bestselling author 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.
With Michael Stubbs | 2 edition from Routledge Kegan & Paul (October 1, 1983); titled "Language, Schools and Classrooms"
9780416356403 | details & prices | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Language, Schools and Classrooms
About: The role of language is central in education – but there is much debate about the exact relation between children’s language and their educational success.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781427244239
 
With Robert Petkoff (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (October 7, 2014)
9781427244239 | details & prices | 4.25 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.99
About: In Being Mortal, bestselling author 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.

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