Tag: When Breath Becomes Air


[ January 19, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Around 8 P.M., I sat down in the neurosurgery office, next to a radiology viewing station. I turned it on, looked at my patients’ scans for the next day—two simple spine cases—and, finally, typed in my own name. I zipped through the images as if they were a kid’s flip-book, comparing the new scan to the …