In Depth

In Depth: Dr. Sherwin Nuland

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Our In Depth our guest is Dr. Sherwin Nuland, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, and winner of the 1994 National Book Award for "How We Die." Sherwin Nuland died on March 4, 2014, at the age of 83.

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Dr. Sherwin Nuland

Dr. Nuland is Chairman of the Board of Managers of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences and a member of the editorial board of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. He was a member of the Bioethics Committee of Yale New Haven Hospital from its founding in 1986 until 2000. His books include "The Origins of Anesthesia," 1985 "Doctors: The Biography of Medicine" (1988), "Medicine: The Art of Healing" (1992), "How We Die" (1994), The Wisdom of the Body (1997), and "The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths" (2000), "Leonardo da Vinci," (2000), "Lost In America: A Journey With My Father," (2003) "The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis," (2003), "Maimonides" (2005). Dr. Nuland won the National Book Award for "How We Die" in 1994 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Book Critics Circle Award in 1995. The goal of his recent work has been to transmit knowledge of medicine, biomedical ethics, and medical history to the public. His column, The Uncertain Art, appears regularly in The American Scholar. He is a contributing editor to The American Scholar and The New Republic.
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  • Saturday, October 8th at 9:03am (ET)
  • Monday, October 3rd at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, October 2nd at 12pm (ET)
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