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There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland s classic How We Die: Reflections on Life s Final Chapter, and Atul Gawande s recent sensation, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying the whys, wheres, whens, and hows are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich s debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences. "

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Haider Warraich

As a physician, writer, and clinical researcher, Haider Warraich wears many hats that have come together in my upcoming book, Modern Death - How Medicine Changed the End of Life, which will be launched on February 7th, 2017, by St Martin's Press/Macmillan. The book uses science to understand death all the way from a cellular level to what it means to us as a society, uses research to trace our relationship with death all the way from the most ancient burial grounds to what it is like to die in the modern medical-industrial complex. This book is the synthesis of years of work and experience and includes more than 600 references and dozens of interviews from patients to Nobel Prize winners.

He writes most frequently for the New York Times but also contributes to the Guardian, the Atlantic, the LA Times and the Boston Globe amongst others. He writes about all things that fall within the purview of healthcare, from health policy to the daily interactions between patients and their physicians.

Dr Warraich is currently training in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC. Before this, he was a staff physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and instructor at Harvard Medical School, where he also received my training in internal medicine. His writing has been widely featured in the media and he has made appearances on CNN, PBS and FOX as well as BBC Radio and NPR to discuss them.

Dr Warraich is also an avid clincal researcher and has published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases and the Bulletin of the World Health Organization amongst others.

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