A Great Surgeon and Author and the Conquest of his Burden

October 6, 2014 With Sherwin Nuland

That burden was nothing less than mental disease which kept Sherwin Nuland in a mental hospital for over a year. A distinguished Professor Of Surgery at Yale he is also the celebrated author of many finely-wrought books drawn from medical science and culture, among them “How We Die” and “The Wisdom of the Body.” Though I had known him for years I was stunned by what he revealed in this conversation in 2003 and in his then new book “Lost in America.”