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When Breath Becomes Air

Finding hope in the face of insurmountable odds

By Paul Kalanithi
16-minute read
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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air (2016) tells the incredible story of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who was diagnosed with and died from cancer in his mid-thirties. These blinks detail his extraordinary journey in search of the meaning of life in the face of death.

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  • Medical students and those interested in the field
  • Anyone who has ever lost a loved one

Paul Kalanithi was an Indian-American writer and award-winning surgeon. He attended the Yale School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University.

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