How We Die, Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Setting & Symbolism

Sherwin B. Nuland
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Yale-New Haven Hospital

Located in Connecticut, Dr. Nuland completed his surgical training in this hospital. It is where he taught and worked from 1962 - 1992. The Yale-New Haven Hospital is the place where most of Dr. Nuland's encounters in How We Die, Reflections on Life's Final Chapter are related or where they originated.

Rivington Street, New York's Lower East Side

It is on Rivington Street in New York's Lower East Side that Sherwin B. Nuland was raised in a tenement residence with his brother, parents, Aunt Rose, and Bubbeh. His earliest memories are here. His tale on old age is primarily centered here, as it was his Bubbeh's story that he relates.

Electrocardiogram

The invention of the electrocardiogram in 1903 made possible the physician's ability to determine the affect on the heart the various maladies.

Stethoscope

It is the author's perception of the stethoscope, and not its use, that is...

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