Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

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Price
$17.00
Publisher
Vintage
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Pages
267
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.56 X 8.04 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307275370
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About the Author

Pauline W. Chen attended Harvard University and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and completed her surgical training at Yale University, the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health), and UCLA, where she was most recently a member of the faculty. In 1999, she was named the UCLA Outstanding Physician of the Year. Dr. Chen's first nationally published piece, "Dead Enough? The Paradox of Brain Death," appeared in the fall 2005 issue of The Virginia Quarterly Review and was a finalist for a 2006 National Magazine Award. She is also the 2005 cowinner of the Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2002 James Kirkwood Prize in Creative Writing. She lives near Boston with her husband and children.

Reviews

"Incandescent . . . The real power of her book lies in her stories. Balanced and perfect, each one seeks out the reader's heart like a guided missile, and explodes."--The New York Times"Final Exam is a revealing and heartfelt book. Pauline Chen takes us where few do. . . Her tales are also uncommonly moving, most especially when contemplating death and our difficulties as doctors and patients in coming to grips with it."--Atul Gawande, author of Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science"Chen has a clear and unwavering eye for exposing the reality behind the mythology of medical training. . . . We would all do well to listen to what she has to say."--San Francisco Chronicle"In graceful, lucid prose, [Chen] narrates key events through which medical students and trainees first encounter death and, ultimately, depersonalize it. . . . Fresh and honest."--Los Angeles Times Book Review