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Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
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Jun 26, 09

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Read in June, 2009 — I own a copy , read count: 1

This was a fairly easy read for me, but for someone who has experienced the illness or death of a child, it might not be. Gunther managed to create the perfect balance of fact and memoir, rendering this a believable, but not maudlin, journey through the experience of his young son’s battle and loss to brain cancer. What I took away from the book was how brilliant our healthcare system is, and how our medical knowledge is constantly inventing itself, even during the far-away 1940s of the book. I recommend reading Death Be Not Proud from that perspective: how fast, and with how many treatment modalities were the Gunthers able to try to save Johnny? In this day as our healthcare options are under attack, I recommend this to anyone who favors competition, innovation and humanity.

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