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'Sid Mukherjee's book is a pleasure to read, if that is the right word. Cancer today is widely regarded as the worst of all the diseases from which one might suffer - if only because it is fast becoming the most common. Dr. Mukherjee explains how this perception came about, how cancer has been regarded across the years and what is now being done to treat its protean forms. His book is the clearest account I have read on this subject. With The Emperor of all Maladies, he joins that small fraternity of practicing doctors who cannot just talk about their profession but write about it.'
Tony Judt, author of Postwar and III Fares the Land
‘Rarely have the science and poetry of illness been so elegantly braided together as they are in this erudite, engrossing, kind book. Mukherjee's clinical wisdom never erases the personal tragedies which are its occasion; indeed, he locates with meticulous clarity and profound compassion the beautiful hope buried in cancer's ravages.’
Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon
Siddhartha Mukherjee M.D., Ph.D., is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and from Harvard Medical School and was a Fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, The New York Times, and The New Republic.
He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
This book is so well written that the author manages to impart detailed and at times complex concepts whilst maintaining a strong and gripping narrative.Published 1 month ago by Dr Edmund J Peeler
This is an excellent book, and should be compulsory reading for any medico, researcher, or even patient with Cancer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KMJ
Amazing book. Written with compassion but understandable theory. Very helpful for someone meeting cancer in the family to try to grasp the whole picture. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ruth Walker
Historical overview of the methods developed and used to understand and counter cancer, along with the minds behind them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. S.
It's an amazing book with incredible insight. However it could have been a bit shorter and some of the language is unnecessarily complicated. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leeuke
An amazing history, packed with philosophical, literary, scientific and often very moving personal accounts. Surprisingly readabable for such a deeply researched and erudite work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Kelling