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    DescriptionWritten by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, "The Emperor of All Maladies" is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion. The story of cancer is one of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, arrogance, paternalism, and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." It's a story of science and scientists, of centuries of discoveries, of setbacks and victories and deaths, told through the eyes of Mukherjee's predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary. From the Persian Queen Atossa, who instructed her Greek slave to cut off her malignant breast, to the radical surgeries of the nineteenth century, to the first recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy, to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, "The Emperor of All Maladies" is a story of people--and their families--who soldier through toxic, bruising, and draining regimens to survive and to increase the store of human knowledge. Riveting and magisterial, "The Emperor of All Maladies" provides a fascinating 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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    Title
    The Emperor of All Maladies
    Subtitle
    A Biography of Cancer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Siddhartha Mukherjee, Narrator Stephen Hoye
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400149179
    ISBN 10: 1400149177
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MJCL, VFD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 510
    DC22: 616.994
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: MED062000
    B&T Approval Code: G65403618, A65090000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54620
    DC22: 616.99/4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, MED039000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: RC275 .M85 2010B
    Thema V1.0: MJCL, MBX
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    17 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Siddhartha Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital. He has been published in such journals as the "New England Journal of Medicine," "Neuron," and the "Journal of Clinical Investigation." Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.
    Review quote
    "An inspiring account of a very personal battle against 'the plague of our generation.'" ---Kirkus