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The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A "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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN: 9781439107959 1439107955 9781439195703 1439195706 9781439181713 1439181713 1410447154 9781410447159 9781439170915 1439170916
OCLC Number: 464593321
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction, 2011.
Description: xiv, 571 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Siddhartha Mukherjee.
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A "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.

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