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The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer /
Siddhartha Mukherjee.
edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
imprint
New York : Scribner, c2010.
description
xiv, 571 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1439107955, 1439181713 (ebook), 1439195706 (pbk.), 9781439107959, 9781439181713 (ebook), 9781439195703 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York : Scribner, c2010.
isbn
1439107955
1439181713 (ebook)
1439195706 (pbk.)
9781439107959
9781439181713 (ebook)
9781439195703 (pbk.)
contents note
"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.
abstract
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.
catalogue key
7368575
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-541) and index.

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