You Can Stop Humming Now

You Can Stop Humming Now

A Doctor's Stories of Life, Death, and in Between

Book - 2018
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"A critical care doctor's breathtaking stories about what it means to be saved by modern medicine. Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies? In You Can Stop Humming Now, Lamas explores the complex answers to this question through intimate accounts of patients and their families. A grandfather whose failing heart has been replaced by a battery-operated pump; a salesman who found himself a kidney donor on social media; a college student who survived a near fatal overdose and returned home, alive but not the same; and a young woman navigating an adulthood she never thought she'd live to see -- these moving narratives paint a detailed picture of the fragile border between sickness and health. Riveting, gorgeously told, and deeply personal, You Can Stop Humming Now is a compassionate, uncompromising look at the choices and realities that many of us, and our families, may one day face."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316393171
0316393177
Call Number: 616.028 LAMAS
Characteristics: vii, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Lamas, Daniela.
Critical care medicine.
Medical ethics.

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