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Author Mukherjee, Siddhartha.

Title The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer / Siddhartha Mukherjee
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition
Published New York : Scribner, [2010]


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Description xiv, 571 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents "Of black cholor, without boyling" -- An impatient war -- "There is no cancer that is not potentially curable" -- Prevention is the cure -- A brave new landscape -- "The fruits of long endeavors"
Summary 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
Analysis Cancer
Medical research
Overseas item
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-541) and index
Notes Pullitzer Prize Winner Letters & Drama - General Nonfiction
Subject Antineoplastic agents.
Cancer -- History.
Cancer -- Treatment -- History.
Leukemia -- History.
Leukaemia -- drug therapy
Leukaemia -- history
Leukemia -- drug therapy.
Leukemia -- history.
Antineoplastic Agents -- history.
History, 20th Century.
United States.
United States.
LC no. 2010024114
ISBN 9781439107959 (hardcover)
9781439181713 (ebook)
9781439195703 (paperback)