When Breath Becomes Air


Paul Kalanithi

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When Breath Becomes Air Terms


A stage of graduate medical training after medical school. Physicians in this stage (known as residents) practice medicine in a hospital or clinic under the supervision of an attending physician. During residency, physicians choose a… read analysis of Residency


When tumors spread from an initial site in the body to a secondary site, the tumors in secondary sites are called metastases (or mets). This is one of the hallmarks of widespread cancer, which is… read analysis of Metastases

BiPAP Machine

A bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machine aids in breathing. It consists primarily of a mask that forcefully blows air into a patient’s lips to allow air to circulate in the lungs. Before Paul’s death… read analysis of BiPAP Machine