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The Troubled Dream of Life: Living with Mortality
The most eminent expert on medical ethics offers a deeply personal perspective on how we can reap the rewards of modern medicine and be at peace with the idea of our own mortality. Callahan explains how we can live more in harmony with our bodies and be less haunted by the fear of death.
Paperback, 255 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Georgetown University Press
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Holy redundancy Batman! My goodness, this book should have been 25 pages not 225! While it is obvious that the author is both intelligent and an expert on ethics, the text is excruciatingly verbose and unnecessarily lengthy. I honestly agree with the majority of arguments the author poses and he uses an array of sources on both sides of each issue. Also, this book was written in 1993 before the age of the Internet. The author could not have predicted the future but spent a good chunk of print ar ...more