The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

This book is a comprehensive history of cancer, its treatments, and the ongoing search for a cure. It presents an in-depth exploration of the disease from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence. The book also discusses the politics of cancer research, the impact of patient activism, and the complex and often fraught relationships between researchers, oncologists, and patients.

The 1952nd greatest book of all time


Published
2010
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
571-608
Words
198,000
Original Language
English

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