How We Die, Reflections on Life's Final Chapter - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Sherwin B. Nuland
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Chapter 6 Summary

Murder is another primary cause of death throughout the world. In Chapter 6, "Murder and Serenity," Dr. Nuland describes the requirement of man to have air. He goes into great detail to explain why man needs air and how hospital units have changed to ensure a ready supply. The lack of oxygen to any major organ can induce shock. This shock, with its duration is one of Dr. Nuland's dying processes. The author discusses the term "clinical death" and its relation to the heart's function. Explaining how death appears in the face of the dying, the visual clues are described by the doctor as one who recognizes the face of death after witnessing the death of so many. Legal death is defined as the permanent cessation of brain function. Blood loss is considered a determining factor in the length of time one is to...

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