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Emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer

By: Mukherjee, Siddhartha.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, c2010Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.Description: xiv, 571 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781439107959; 9780007428052.Subject(s): Cancer -- History | Leukemia -- History | Leukemia -- drug therapy -- United States | Leukemia -- history -- United States | Antineoplastic Agents -- history -- United States | History, 20th Century -- United StatesOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Sample text
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.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-541) and index.

"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.

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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