Book

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

  • ISBN: 9781439107959 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1439107955 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9781439195703 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1439195706 (pbk.)
  • Description: xiv, 571 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner,

Available copies

  • 19 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 27 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Farms Adult Nonfiction RC 275 .M85 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RC 275 .M85 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks RC 275 .M85 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction RC 275 M85 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW 616.994/M953e (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Nonfiction 616.994/M953e (Text to phone) Offline -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 616.994/Mukherjee (Text to phone) Checked out 04/26/2014
Gordon College Stack Level 5 RC 275 .M85 2010 (Text to phone) Checked out 05/04/2014
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction RC 275 .M85 2010 (Text to phone) Checked out 05/03/2014
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 616.994 MUKHERJEE 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Next 10 »

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-532, 537-541) and index.
Contents Note: "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.
Summary: A "biography" of cancer from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it. A combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms the listener's understanding of cancer and much of the world around them. The author provides a glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and offers a bold new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers, and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia.
Subject: Cancer > History.
Leukemia > History.