May 30, 2017
Modern Death, How Medicine Changed the End of Life—A Book Review
JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 30, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1494
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.