Emperor of All Maladies, The by MUKHERJEE, SIDDHARTHA

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SKU : 9781439170915

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Author: MUKHERJEE, SIDDHARTHA
Format: Paperback
Pages: 608 pages
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Format: Paperback

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladiesis a magnificent, profoundly humane biography of cancer-from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with-and perished from-for more than five thousand years. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that,

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