When Breath Becomes Air

by

Paul Kalanithi

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When Breath Becomes Air Terms

Residency

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

Metastases

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