Surviving the Fall

Surviving the Fall

The Personal Journey of an AIDS Doctor

By Peter A. Selwyn; Sherwin B. Nuland (Foreword by)

Yale University Press, Paperback, 9780300082760, 145pp.

Publication Date: April 2000

This poignant and eloquent book is a memoir of the first decade of the AIDS epidemic, written by a physician whose encounters with his dying patients allowed him to come to terms with his own losses, history, and family secrets. It is a story with an important message for anyone dealing with the challenges of living, dying, and being human.

About the Author
Selwyn is Professor and chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.

Sherwin B. Nuland, author of seven books, including the National Book Award-winning How We Die, is clinical professor of surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. He lives in Connecticut.