How We Die, Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Character Descriptions

Sherwin B. Nuland
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Sherwin B. Nuland M.D.

Born in 1930, this individual grew to adulthood in New York's Lower East Side. At age eleven, his grandmother became the matriarchal figure with his mother's death. After studying medicine at New York University and the Yale School of Medicine, he became a physician of the Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

James McCarty

This individual was fifty-two-year old construction executive when he was admitted to the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the author’s first patient and first professional experience with the dying.

Rudolf Virchow, M.D.

This professor at the University of Berlin was a recognized expert of pathology, anthropology, and German politics. He lived from 1821 - 1902, was a noted author and is recognized in medical circles as the "the Pope of German Medicine."

Irv Lipsiner

This individual is described as an athlete and stockbroker. He had a medical history that included a...

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