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Nuland, Sherwin B., 1930-2014



  • Existence: 1930-12-08 - 2014-03-03

Sherwin B. "Shep" Nuland (1930-2014) was a surgeon, educator, and author. Born in the Bronx, New York, he received his bachelor's degree from New York University in 1951 and went on to study medicine at Yale University. Nuland graduated from Yale in 1955 and worked as a surgeon at Yale-New Haven hospital from 1962-1992. Nuland was also a clinical professor at Yale, teaching from 1962-1991. Over the course of his career, Dr. Nuland researched the history of medicine and the cultural history of death and suffering. Nuland's research produced numerous magazine articles for publications including" The New Republic," as well as several books including “Doctors: The Biography of Medicine” (1988), “The Uncertain Art” (2008), and his most well-known work, "How We Die," which won the National Book Award in 1994 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction in 1995. Dr. Nuland died of prostate cancer.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sherwin B. Nuland papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1113
Overview: The Sherwin B. Nuland Papers, which span from 1940 to 2014, contain correspondence, writings, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other papers related to Sherwin B. Nuland's life and work.
Dates: circa 1940s-2014