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The Emperor of All Maladies

A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, 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...
Publish Date
2011
August 9
First Published in 2010
Goodreads rating
4.28
ISBN
8601420075672
Recommendations
7
Recommendations
I loved this brilliant book about cancer.      source
Nov 27, 2019
wow. this book. 👌 Incredible story interleaving the histories of chemotherapy, mastectomies, radiation, tobacco, and so much more. The pulitzer prize is well deserved. Highly recommended.      source
Q: Are there any books you haven’t mentioned that you feel would make your reading list? P.A.: I would also include the following books: The Emperor of All Maladies, Where Men Win Glory, The President’s Club, The Most Important Thing, Sapiens, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, 10 Percent Happier, The Rommel Papers, King of the World, The Corner and Good Calories, Bad Calories.      source
Feb 02, 2021
Emil Freireich, literally a founding father of treating cancer with drugs, has passed. If you haven't, you should read @DrSidMukherjee's "Emporer of All Maladies." Some good details in @OtisBrawley's book, too.      source
Feb 04, 2021
Today is #WorldCancerDay If you still haven't, do read - "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by @DrSidMukherjee Great book!      source
Oct 07, 2019
That's a great concept by Karl Popper. He was thinking about science but you can (to a degree) apply it to starting a company or early-stage investing. From this excellent book: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer      source
For friends who have faced or are facing cancer, I often give them The Emperor of All Maladies.      source