The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Google eブックス)
Simon and Schuster, 2010/11/16 - 592 ページ
The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—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. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.
The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.
From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave cut off her malignant breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive—and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.
Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
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Review: The Emperor of All Maladiesユーザー レビュー - Simone - Goodreads
I was drawn to the book because the subject matter is undeniably compelling. Just off the top of my head, I can think of SEVEN people in my life that are/were impacted by cancer in varying degrees of ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Emperor of All Maladiesユーザー レビュー - charlie - Goodreads
The biography of cancer. An epic accomplishment. There are many types of science writers: propeller heads who can't communicate to the plebe readers like me, journalists who write as outsiders looking ... レビュー全文を読む
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