The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer

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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.

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 may have cut off her diseased 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.


  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 21 AnEarlyVictory

    Duración: 10min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 22 MiceAndMen

    Duración: 09min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 23 VAMP

    Duración: 22min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 24 AnAnatomistsTumor

    Duración: 32min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 25 AnArmyOnTheMarch

    Duración: 26min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 26 TheCartAndTheHorse

    Duración: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 27 AMoonshotforCancer

    Duración: 31min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 28 Part3 WillYouTurnMeOutIfICantGetBetter

    Duración: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 29 TheSmilingOncologist

    Duración: 23min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 30 KnowingTheEnemy

    Duración: 24min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 31 HalsteadsAshes

    Duración: 26min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 32 CountingCancer

    Duración: 24min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 33 Part4 PreventionIsTheCure

    Duración: 17min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 34 TheEmperorsNylonStockings

    Duración: 19min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 35 AThiefInTheNight

    Duración: 23min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 36 AStatementOfWarning

    Duración: 53min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 37 CuriouserAndCuriouser

    Duración: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 38 ASpidersWeb

    Duración: 56min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 39 Stamp

    Duración: 48min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 40 TheMapAndTheParachute

    Duración: 38min
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