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From mortal illness to miraculous recovery, a doctor's moving account of his own experience as a patient

At forty-two, Geoffrey Kurland, a pediatric pulmonologist specializing in such deadly diseases as cystic fibrosis, was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia, a rare cancer with a statistically low survival rate. A remarkably fit man in training for 100-mile "extreme" races whose job is equally high performance, he is forced to confront the challenge of his own mortality. He tries to cope by turning inward in a desperate search for ever-elusive answers. As the doctor becomes a patient and lives through the terror and pain that he had until then only observed at a remove in his young patients, he learns invaluable life lessons that will ultimately make him a better doctor.

This is Kurland's memoir of his diagnosis, treatment, and return to health and "normal" life-an unforgettable testament to the resilence of the human spirit.

About the Author

Geoffrey Kurland, M.D., is a pediatric pulmonologist and director of the Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy Service, the Pediatric Pulmonary Transplant Program, and the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. This is his first book. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805071719
Subtitle:
A Doctor's Life as a Patient
Author:
Kurland, Geoffrey
Author:
Kurland, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Times Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Leukemia
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Pediatricians
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
107-8
Publication Date:
20020911
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.58x6.40x.93 in. 1.12 lbs.

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