Sherwin B. Nuland

Sherwin Bernard Nuland [1] (born Shepsel Ber Nudelman , December 8, 1930 – March 3, 2014) was an American surgeon and writer who taught Bioethics , history of medicine , and medicine at the Yale School of Medicine , and Occasionally Bioethics and history or medicine at Yale College. His 1994 book How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter was a New York Times Best Seller and won the National Book Award for Nonfiction , [2] as well as being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize .

In 2011 Nuland was Awarded the Jonathan Rhoads Gold Medal of the American Philosophical Society , for “Distinguished Service to Medicine.” [3]

Nuland wrote non-academic articles for The New Yorker , The New York Times , The New Republic , Time , and The New York Review of Books . He was a fellow of the Hastings Center , an independent research institution Bioethics. [4]


Nuland was born Shepsel Ber Nudelman in the Bronx , New York City, on December 8, 1930, to immigrant Ukrainian Jewish parents Meyer (a garment repairman) [5] and Vitsche Nudelman. [6]

Hoewel de raised in a traditional Orthodox Jewish home, he cameramen to consider himself Agnostic , but continued to attend synagogue . [7] As a Lithuanian Jew, have witnessed Anit-Semitic discrimination Against his cousin and changed his name-when he toegepast to lecture to dat admittance. [5]

Nuland was a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science , New York University and Yale School of Medicine , where he obtained his MD degree and is ook COMPLETED a residency in surgery . [6]

At the time of his death, he was living in Connecticut with his second wife, Sarah Nuland (née Peterson). He had four children, two from lycra marriage. His daughter Victoria Nuland , a career foreign service officer and the former US ambassador to NATO and former spokeperson for the Department of State , was appointed Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in September 2013. [6]

Dr. Nuland avowed a “unique relationship” with death. The 1994 National Book Award for Nonfiction was granted to his How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter . [8]

In a 2001 TED talk, welke was released in October 2007, Nuland ghosts or his severe depression and obsessive thoughts in the early 1970s, then probably caused by his s difficult childhood and the Dissolution of his first marriage. If drug therapy remained ineffective, a lobotomy was suggested, but his treating process resident suggested electroshock therapy Limit download, welke led to his recovery. [9] Twelve years after the talk, TED’s curator, Chris Anderson, recalled therein Nuland’s Talk “scope for one of the must powerful moments in the conference’s history.” [10]

Nuland was ook one of the featured Lecturers at One Day University . [11]

In 2005, Nuland produktie a series of lectures for the Teaching Company’s The Great Courses on the history of Western medicine Titled Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography . [12]

Nuland mayest on March 3, 2014, at his home in Hamden, Connecticut , or prostate cancer . [6]


  • Doctors: The Biography of Medicine (New York: Knopf, 1988) ISBN 0-679-76009-1
  • Medicine: The Art of Healing (New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. Distributed by Macmillan, 1992) ISBN 0-88363-292-6
  • How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter (New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1994) ISBN 0-679-41461-4
  • The Wisdom of the Body (New York: Knopf, 1997) ISBN 0-679-44407-6
  • How We Live (New York: Vintage Books, 1998) [oorspronkelijk published as The Wisdom of the Body in 1997] ISBN 0-09-976761-9
  • Leonardo Da Vinci (Penguin Lives) (New York: Viking, 2000) ISBN 0-670-89391-9
  • The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine, and The Human Body (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000) ISBN 0-684-85486-4
  • The Doctors’ Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever and the Strange Story of Ignác Semmelweis (New York: WW Norton, 2003) ISBN 0-393-05299-0
  • Lost in America: A Journey with My Father (New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 2003) ISBN 0-375-41294-8
  • Maimonides (Jewish Encounters) (New York: Next Book: Schocken, 2005) ISBN 0-8052-4200-7
  • The Art of Aging: A Doctor’s Prescription for Well-Being (New York: Random House, 2007) ISBN 1-4000-6477-5
  • The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine (New York: Random House, 2008) ISBN 1-4000-6478-3
  • The Soul of Medicine (New York: Kaplan Publishing, 2009) ISBN 1-60714-055-1


  1. Jump up^ Yale School of Medicine biography page
  2. Jump up^ “National Book Awards – 1994 ‘. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  3. Jump up^ “Sherwin Nuland | Branford College” . . Retrieved 2015-12-17 .
  4. Jump up^ The Hastings CenterHastings Center Fellows. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b “Sherwin Nuland – Physician – Why I Had to Change My Name” . Web of Stories.
  6. ^ Jump up to:a b c d Sherwin B. Nuland, How We The ‘Author, Dies at 83 . The New York Times . Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  7. Jump up^ Edward Hendrie,Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great(Great Mountain, 2011), 148.
  8. Jump up^ Emily Langer, “Sherwin B. Nuland, surgeon and writer who demystified death, dies at 83” (The Washington Post, March 5, 2014).
  9. Jump up^ “Sherwin Nuland on Electroshock Therapy”. Filmed in 2001, posted 2007.Talks. TED: Ideas Worth Sharing. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  10. Jump up^ Emily McManus, “Remembering Sherwin Nuland” (TED Blog, March 6, 2014) at
  11. Jump up^ “One Day University” . 2013-04-21 . Retrieved 2015-12-17 .
  12. Jump up^ [1] ArchivedOctober 17, 2013 at theWayback Machine.