The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies

A Biography of Cancer

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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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781400199174
Characteristics: audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jiying_ren
Feb 20, 2015

I really like this book for the depth and breadth being covered on such hard topic. The painstaking details on the pursuit to find a cure, the touching narrative of the personal stories, and the rigorous scientific accuracy, all of the above made this book one of its kind.

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1aa
Jan 17, 2015

Focused on the 20th century, mainly in the U.S.A., it weaves biography, institutional history, and the development of medical research.
Frankly, the only thing I want to learn about cancer now is how to avoid getting it.

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peggykayne
Oct 17, 2012

this was a fascinating, albeit long, audio book. I learned so much and appreciated the sincerity of the author in his work to help people through cancer. It is such a relief that we are not in the barbarous last century or two but actually moving forward into better treatments that work.

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Gordo81
Oct 16, 2012

Perhaps I am too involved in this field. As a Pharmacist working in Oncology I have a family member pass this book on to me, and I seriously can't get into it. I have no good reason why not, but I cannot pick it up to read.

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monkeymind
Jan 20, 2012

I listened to the book as a 16 cd book on tape while driving up and down the WhyteMud Freeway....crushingly sad to hear how someone journeys through cancer ...it can be beaten down,weakened, and almost absent, and still lurk back in and kill. Lots of info about the disease, the politics, and the big personalities who took risks to rid the world of this scourge. Recommended.
Also recccomend White Death the history of TB

Juliecook Oct 03, 2011

extremely long item

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