Summary of The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
From THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, A BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Copyright @2010 by Siddhartha Mukherjee M.D. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
This best-selling history of cancer covers medical and political milestones in the quest for a cure.
Columbia University staff physician Siddhartha Mukherjee took ten years to complete this Pulitzer Prize–winning history of the detection and treatment of cancer. His coverage begins in 2500 BC and ends in 2009. His medical credentials and understanding of his subject are hard-earned and reflect a life dedicated to conquering cancer. Mukherjee trusts readers to come along as he describes equally complex medical approaches and politics. Those who persevere will reap the rewards of a deeply compassionate, knowledgeable and comprehensive saga. getAbstract recommends Mukherjee’s heartfelt explanation of this confounding disease to all those who are involved in medicine including investors and scholars, and anyone concerned about cancer.
In this summary, you will learn
- What major milestones mark the history of cancer
- How lung cancer became a societal priority
- Why society should emphasize cancer prevention
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