El buen doctor

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Verghese, A. 1955- writer of prologue.
Mercado, Enrique, translator.
Mexico : Editorial Océano De Mexico, [2016].
9786077358640, 6077358649


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Mexico : Editorial Océano De Mexico, [2016].
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208 pages ; 23 cm
9786077358640, 6077358649


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Spanish translation of English title: "When breath becomes air."
"Paul Kalanithi, a young and promising neurosurgeon, received a devastating diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer at the age of thirty-six. He was a doctor treating patients one day and the next was struggling for his own life. On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training, he decided to begin writing this book to come to terms with and give closure to his life, and to face death with courage. What makes a life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder towards your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are a few of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi passed away in March 2015, yet his words live on as a guide and gift to us all. Simultaneously a reminder of the fragility of our existence as well as a plea for a brave and vigorous life" -- Amazon.com.
"Paul Kalanithi, joven y prometedor neurocirujano, recibió a los 35 años un devastador diagnóstico de cáncer de pulmón. Entonces decidió escribir este libro, en el que cuenta, por un lado, qué lo llevó a dejar sus estudios literarios para dedicarse a la medicina (y en particular a la investigación sobre el cerebro humano), y cómo tuvo que llegar a un acuerdo consigo mismo para dar cierre a su vida y afrontar la muerte con valentía. A la vez un recordatorio sobre la fragilidad de nuestra existencia y un alegato por la vida valiente y vigorosa, este libro está hecho para inspirar y conmover por igual" -- casadelibro.com.
Text in Spanish = Texto en español.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kalanithi, P., Verghese, A. 1., & Mercado, E. (2016). El buen doctor . Editorial Océano De Mexico.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kalanithi, Paul, A. 1955- Verghese and Enrique, Mercado. 2016. El Buen Doctor. Mexico: Editorial Océano De Mexico.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kalanithi, Paul, A. 1955- Verghese and Enrique, Mercado. El Buen Doctor Mexico: Editorial Océano De Mexico, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kalanithi, Paul,, A. 1955- Verghese, and Enrique Mercado. El Buen Doctor Editorial Océano De Mexico, 2016.

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