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Author Mukherjee, Siddhartha.

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

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, [2010]


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Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xiv, 571 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes 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.
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.
Awards Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction, 2011.
PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Winner, 2011
J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Finalist, 2011
Subject Cancer -- History.
Leukemia -- History.
Leukemia -- drug therapy -- United States.
Leukemia -- history -- United States.
Antineoplastic Agents -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Cancer (OCoLC)fst00845317
Leukemia (OCoLC)fst00996894
Genre/Form Instructional and educational works (OCoLC)fst01919931
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Instructional and educational works.
ISBN 9781439107959 (hardcover)
1439107955 (hardcover)
9781439195703 (paperback)
1439195706 (paperback)
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