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The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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: 9780007250912 0007250916 9780007250929 0007250924 0007367481 9780007367481
OCLC Number: 706970990
Notes: "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.
Description: xiv, 571 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Siddhartha Mukherjee.

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A comprehensive history of cancer - one of the greatest enemies of medical progress - and an insight into its effects and potential cures, by a leading expert on the illness.  Read more...

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