My Last Day as a Surgeon

(New Yorker::Page-Turner) – Paul Kalanithi:

In May of 2013, the Stanford University neurosurgical resident Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic lung cancer. He was thirty-six years old. In his two remaining years – he died in March of 2015 – he continued his medical training, became the father to a baby girl, and wrote beautifully about his experience facing mortality as a doctor and a patient. In this excerpt from his posthumously published memoir, “When Breath Becomes Air,” Kalanithi writes about his last day practicing medicine. …

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Paul Kalanithi

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