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

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  • 43 of 44 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781439107959
  • ISBN: 1439107955
  • ISBN: 9781439195703
  • ISBN: 1439195706
  • Physical Description: xiv, 571 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-541) and index.
Formatted 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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1240L Lexile
Subject: Cancer > History.
Leukemia > History.
Leukemia > Chemotherapy > United States.
Leukemia > United States > History.
Antineoplastic agents > United States > History.
United States > History > 20th century.

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