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Nothing Becomes Something

Thomas Laqueur: Pathography, 21 September 2016

When Breath Becomes Air 
by Paul Kalanithi.
Bodley Head, 228 pp., £12.99, February 2016, 978 1 84792 367 7
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... problem of vacuum tube survival in transatlantic telephone cable repeaters, was put in touch with Paul Meier, who was working on cancer survival using a similar method.) The use of these techniques in medicine and in the world of cancer is ubiquitous, and they have done a great deal to create the new temporal world of pathography. These statistical techniques ...

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