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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (original: 2010; edição: 2010)

de Siddhartha Mukherjee

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A stunning 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. Siddhartha Mukherjee 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.… (mais)
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Título:The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Autores:Siddhartha Mukherjee
Informação:Scribner, Hardcover, 571 pages
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer de Siddhartha Mukherjee (2010)

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    The Secret History of the War on Cancer de Devra Davis (lemontwist)
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    Illness as Metaphor & AIDS and Its Metaphors de Susan Sontag (caitlinlizzy)
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    And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic de Randy Shilts (DetailMuse)
    DetailMuse: Both are excellent history-of-medicine narratives.
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    Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey de Bud Shaw (JenniferRobb)
    JenniferRobb: Last Night in the OR discusses early liver transplants; The Emperor of All Maladies details the evolution of cancer treatment
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    p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code de Sue Armstrong (rodneyvc)
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    The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level de Jessica Wapner (hailelib)
    hailelib: Expands on Mukherjee's discussion of the development and testing of Gleevec.
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    Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber de Ken Wilber (wester)
    wester: A time-slice of cancer history in a personal story, versus the overview of this same history. Close up and panorama view of the same thing.
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    The Gene: An Intimate History de Siddhartha Mukherjee (jigarpatel)
    jigarpatel: Given the relationship between cancer and genetic pathways, Mukherjee's later The Gene (2016) is insightful for the layperson, recommend this as a precursor to The Emperor of All Maladies.
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    The Wisdom of the Body: Discovering the Human Spirit de Sherwin B. Nuland (fountainoverflows)
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An excellent blend of history, science and social observations. I enjoy the way the book reads like a story, tracing our understanding of cancer through the ages. It is definitely for people who like their history more topic-focused, rather than centered around a specific person. ( )
  Nommie | May 5, 2021 |
An excellent read if you have ever wondered about causes, treatments, and understanding how cancer takes over a body or you have someone close to you that has suffered through this nightmare. This book is written in more of a biography style since as the writer puts it, Cancer acts more like a biological being that can adapt to it's surroundings. It also explains the technological advances that have occurred over the past 100 years and how there is hope for future treatments in the future. The war on cancer may never be won, but science and medicine are slowly winning the battles with new treatments. DEFINITELY recommended reading! ( )
  sjh4255 | May 4, 2021 |
The author covers the history of cancer. Well detailed, and for the most part, very readable. ( )
  addunn3 | Apr 13, 2021 |
I learned so much! A few parts of the newer, genetic science were a bit beyond me, but the author did a good job with analogies and examples to help the non-scientist reader. His research is comprehensive and the story is fascinating.

My biggest take-away from this book is the sense of gratitude and awe I have for the researchers who never give up. The kind of people who search tirelessly for cures or treatments and the kind of people whose sense of curiosity and love of knowledge give us the basic research which others can apply. ( )
  LynnB | Apr 13, 2021 |
Loved this book, which was not quite what I expected. Where were these great men of science when my father was dying? Where are they now? I know they exist, but most of us only have access to those physicians, like my late father's, who treat their cancer patient using standard protocol: "Here's a list, let's check everything off, watch the patient die, then say we did what we could and get home in time for dinner and the evening news.." The real physicians are like those who appear in this book -- driven to cure this horrible disease. I was inspired and awed by these men and fascinated by the world of cancer research. Although the author did not pull punches when it came to the greed of the pharmaceutical industry, it was never the diatribe it could have been. This wasn't a book about where the blame lies, but about those who have worked hard and brought us far in such a relatively short time. ( )
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It's time to welcome a new star in the constellation of great doctor-writers. With this fat, enthralling, juicy, scholarly, wonderfully written history of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee - a cancer physician and researcher at Columbia University - vaults into that exalted company ...
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A stunning 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. Siddhartha Mukherjee 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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