Modern Death

Modern Death

How Medicine Changed the End of Life

Book - 2017
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There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying--the whys, wheres, whens, and hows--are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250104588
1250104580
Branch Call Number: 179.7 WAR 2017
Characteristics: x, 324 pages ; 25 cm

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