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    • How We Die

    • Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
    • By: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Narrated by: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 221

    There is a vast literature on death and dying, but there are few reliable accounts of the ways in which we die. The intimate account of how various diseases take away life, offered in How We Die, is not meant to prompt horror or terror but to demythologize the process of dying, to help us rid ourselves of that fear of the terra incognita.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading for those still breathing

    • By Ruth on 07-16-08

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

    • By: Sherwin B. Nuland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Discover medical science's extraordinary journey from a time when even the slightest cut held the threat of infection and death to today's era of routine organ transplants and daily headlines about the mysteries of DNA and the human genome. What major discoveries made this transition possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for those discoveries, and what qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history? These 12 compelling lectures draw on the lives of medicine's greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the development of Western scientific medicine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Review of Medicine's history

    • By Mark E Faith on 05-22-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Art of Aging

    • A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being
    • By: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In his landmark book How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, he steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring book about the ultimate stage of life's journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Mike on 11-26-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Art of Aging

    • A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being
    • By: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Narrated by: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In his landmark book How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, he steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring book about the ultimate stage of life's journey.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Uncertain Art

    • Thoughts on a Life in Medicine
    • By: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Long-time physician Sherwin B. Nuland presents a provocative and stimulating collection of stories illustrating the vagaries of medical practice over the years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Bit Dry

    • By Douglas on 11-11-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Lost in America

    • A Journey With My Father
    • By: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Narrated by: Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    National Book Award winning author Sherwin Nuland introduces his father, a Russian immigrant who dreamed of a better life in America but found the opposite. In this memoir, we see what it cost Nuland to admit the inextricable ties between father and son and to accept the burden of his father's legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exploring intergenerational legacies

    • By Marilyn on 03-08-03

    Regular price: $26.60