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Being Mortal

Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande

Hardcover, 282 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $26 |

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Being Mortal
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Medicine and What Matters in the End
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Atul Gawande

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A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life and outlines suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices.

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64 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List