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The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer / Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Author/Creator:
Mukherjee, Siddhartha.
Publication:
New York : Scribner, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 571 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Edition:
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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Subjects:
Cancer -- History.
Leukemia -- History.
Medical subjects:
Leukemia -- drug therapy -- United States.
Leukemia -- history -- United States.
Antineoplastic Agents -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Summary:
A magnificently written "biography" of cancer--from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it.
Contents:
"Of blacke cholor, without boyling"
An impatient war
"Will you turn me out if I can't get better?"
Prevention is the cure
"A distorted version of our normal selves"
The fruits of long endeavors
Atossa's war.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9781439107959 (hardcover)
1439107955 (hardcover)
9781439195703 (pbk.)
1439195706 (pbk.)
9781439181713 (ebook)
1439181713 (ebook)
OCLC:
464593321
Publisher Number:
99940274396