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TitleThe emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer / Siddhartha Mukherjee.

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 General Collection RC275 .M85 2010  AVAILABLE
Descriptionxiv, 571 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
EditionFirst Scribner hardcover edition.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 537-541) and index.
Contents"Of blacke cholor, without boyling" -- An impatient war -- "Will you turn me out if I can't get better?" -- Prevention is the cure -- "A distorted version of our normal selves" -- The fruits of long endeavors -- Atossa's war.
SummaryA "biography" of cancer from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it. A combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms the listener's understanding of cancer and much of the world around them. The author provides a glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and offers a bold new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers, and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia.
SubjectCancer -- History.
Leukemia -- History.
Standard #9781439107959
9781439195703 paperback
1439195706 paperback
9781439181713 ebook
1439181713 ebook

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