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Author
Mukherjee, Siddhartha.
Title
The emperor of all maladies [electronic resource] : A Biography of Cancer / Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Imprint
2010.
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SummaryWINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEThe Emperor of All Maladies is 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...
ReproductionElectronic reproduction. New York : Scribner, 2010. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7921 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
SubjectNonfiction. OverDrive
History. OverDrive
Medical. OverDrive
Sociology. OverDrive
GenreElectronic books. local
ISBN9781439181713 (electronic bk)
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