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Sherwin B. Nuland

Sherwin B. NulandM.D., is the author of nine previous books, including Doctors: The Biography of MedicineThe Wisdom of the BodyThe Mysteries Within, Lost in America: A Journey with My Father, and The Doctors’ Plague. His book How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter won the National Book Award and spent thirty-four weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe New RepublicThe New York TimesTime, and The New York Review of Books. Nuland was a clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he also teaches bioethics and medical history. He lived with his family in Connecticut. He died in 2014.