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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Hello Members of the One and Only DUKE CITY BOOK CLUB meetup! Our next book is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients' anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. A warm welcome to our new members. With regard to our new sign-ups, we look forward to meeting you soon! $2 fee is for Meetup Application fee.

Albuquerque Press Club

201 Highland Park Circle SE · Albuquerque, NM

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There are so many book readers here in Albuquerque.Join kindred book lovers in this local Meetup Book Club. Both fiction and non-fiction suggestions are welcome, and we enjoy a wide spectrum of interests. We meet in a local restaraunt on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to discuss the current month's book.

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