Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal

Atul Gawande

282 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

nonfiction health science informative inspiring reflective medium-paced


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 o...

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inspiring 40%
challenging 37%
sad 34%
hopeful 32%
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funny 2%
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