Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Fellow at Yale's Institute for Social and Policy Studies. He is the author of nine books, including 'Doctors: The Biography of Medicine,' 'The Wisdom of the Body,' 'The Mysteries Within,' 'Lost in America: A Journey with My Father,' and 'The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis.' 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.
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