Haider Warraich’s recent book, Modern Death, How Medicine Changed the End of Life,1 is timely. At a time when we strive for simple answers to complex questions, often utter the phrase “I have an app for that,” and condense our thoughts into a 140-character bite, Warraich, a cardiovascular fellow at Duke, engages a complex topic: What does death look like in our modern medical world? He weaves his personal and clinical stories together with threads of history, law, ethics, and spirituality.
Joshua R. Lakin. Modern Death, How Medicine Changed the End of Life—A Book Review. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):913–914. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1494