The Measure of Our Days

The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness (alternately New Beginnings at Life's End) is a book of case studies of patients by Jerome Groopman, published by Penguin Books in October 1997.[1] It was later serialized in The New Yorker and in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. In 2000, it became the inspiration for the TV show Gideon's Crossing, which was nominated for a Golden Globe.

The Measure of Our Days
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First edition
AuthorJerome Groopman
CountryUnited States
PublisherViking Adult
Publication date
Media typeHardback
Pages224 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN0-670-87570-8 (first edition, hardback)


  1. ^ Christopher P. Vogt (1 January 2004). Patience, Compassion, Hope, and the Christian Art of Dying Well. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-7425-3186-4.