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33 Meditations on Death by David Jarrett

33 Meditations on Death

Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine

David Jarrett

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Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 16 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9780857526946

_________________ "Brilliant - a grimly humorous yet humane account of the realities of growing old in the modern age. Profound, provocative, strangely funny and astonishingly compelling, it is an impassioned plea that we start talking frankly and openly about death. And it is a call to arms for us to make radical changes to our perspective on 'the seventh age of man'.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
17 Jan 2020

"a wonderfully humane manifesto for all the frank and open conversations that we, our parents, our children, the medical community, our government and society should be having."

"If only we could all die in a way that befits the manner in which we have lived our lives." This life-affirming book by an NHS consultant in geriatric and stroke medicine takes a multifaceted look at the end of life. Jarrett blends memoir with science, philosophy and the odd burst of music as he reflects on death: the tragedy, the comedy and everything in between. It's a wonderfully humane manifesto for all the frank and open conversations that we, our parents, our children, the medical community, our government and society should be having.

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