You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor's Stories of Life, Death, and in Between

You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor's Stories of Life, Death, and in Between

by Daniela Lamas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316393171
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 172,338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Daniela Lamas is a pulmonary and critical care doctor at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School. Following graduation from Harvard College, she went on to earn her MD at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she also completed internship and residency. She then returned to Boston for her subspecialty fellowship. She has worked as a medical reporter at the Miami Herald and is frequently published in the New York Times. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

1 You Can Stop Humming Now 11

2 Ten Percent 33

3 Life on Battery 65

4 Nightmares After the ICU 91

5 Emergence 111

6 Where the Bridge Ends 141

7 Networking for a Kidney 167

8 An Unexpected Adulthood 189

9 How It Begins 211

Afterword 231

Acknowledgments 243

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Richard Besser

“Daniela Lamas is the real deal. She combines a big heart, powerful intellect, and passionate dedication to her patients with the gifted writer’s ability to tell a compelling story. She sees the fundamental problems inherent in a health care system that has not fully considered the ethical implications of all that is now possible with high-tech medical care. Through her personal crusade to understand the impact of medical treatment on her patients’ lives, she challenges the notion that a longer life is necessarily a better life. I couldn’t put it down.”

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You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor's Stories of Life, Death, and in Between 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read this thoss book as you yourself will either be a patient or a caregiver sometime in your life and you should be in a position to make informed decisions, very thoughtly and honestly written,