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Author Nuland, Sherwin B.

Title The art of aging : a doctor's prescription for well-being / Sherwin B. Nuland.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.26 NUL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    305.26 NUL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 302 p. ; 22 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents An incident in the subway -- How we age : body and mind -- Approaching a century : Michael DeBakey -- Making choices -- Three who overcame -- A friendship in letters -- Adding centuries to our years -- Drinking from the fountain of youth -- Wisdom, equanimity, caring : principles for every age -- A coda for aging.
Summary Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, professor of surgery Nuland explores the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. The onset of aging can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. The changes to the senses, appearance, reflexes, physical endurance, and sexual appetites are undeniable--and rarely welcome--and yet, as Dr. Nuland shows, getting older has its surprising blessings. Age concentrates not only the mind, but the body's energies, leading many to new sources of creativity, perception, and spiritual intensity. Growing old, Nuland teaches us, is not a disease but an art--and for those who practice it well, it can bring extraordinary rewards. Nuland also examines the latest research into extending life and the scientists who are pursuing it.--From publisher description.
Subject Older people
Older people -- Conduct of life
ISBN 1400064775

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