The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer

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.

Capítulos

  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 01 Title
    Duração: 34s
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 02 Dedication
    Duração: 01min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 03 AuthorsNote
    Duração: 05min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 04 Prologue
    Duração: 19min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 05 Part1 OfBlackeCholor
    Duração: 28min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 06 AMonsterMoreInsatiable
    Duração: 33min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 07 FarbersGauntlet
    Duração: 14min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 08 APrivatePlague
    Duração: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 09 Onkos
    Duração: 13min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 10 VanishingHumors
    Duração: 09min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 11 RemoteSympathy
    Duração: 15min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 12 ARadicalIdea
    Duração: 37min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 13 TheHardTubeAndTheWeakLight
    Duração: 19min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 14 DyeingAndDying
    Duração: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 15 PoisoningTheAtmosphere
    Duração: 11min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 16 TheGoodnessOfShowBusiness
    Duração: 19min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 17 TheHouseThatJimmyBuilt
    Duração: 09min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 18 Part2 AnImpatientWar
    Duração: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 19 TheseNewFriendsOfChemotherapy
    Duração: 37min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 20 TheButcherShop
    Duração: 17min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 21 AnEarlyVictory
    Duração: 10min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 22 MiceAndMen
    Duração: 09min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 23 VAMP
    Duração: 22min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 24 AnAnatomistsTumor
    Duração: 32min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 25 AnArmyOnTheMarch
    Duração: 26min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 26 TheCartAndTheHorse
    Duração: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 27 AMoonshotforCancer
    Duração: 31min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 28 Part3 WillYouTurnMeOutIfICantGetBetter
    Duração: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 29 TheSmilingOncologist
    Duração: 23min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 30 KnowingTheEnemy
    Duração: 24min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 31 HalsteadsAshes
    Duração: 26min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 32 CountingCancer
    Duração: 24min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 33 Part4 PreventionIsTheCure
    Duração: 17min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 34 TheEmperorsNylonStockings
    Duração: 19min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 35 AThiefInTheNight
    Duração: 23min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 36 AStatementOfWarning
    Duração: 53min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 37 CuriouserAndCuriouser
    Duração: 27min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 38 ASpidersWeb
    Duração: 56min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 39 Stamp
    Duração: 48min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 40 TheMapAndTheParachute
    Duração: 38min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 41 Part5 ADistortedVersionOfOurNormalSelves
    Duração: 39min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 42 UnderTheLampsOfViruses
    Duração: 24min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 43 TheHuntingOfTheSarc
    Duração: 20min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 44 TheWindInTheTrees
    Duração: 18min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 45 ARiskyPrediction
    Duração: 43min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 46 TheHallmarksOfCancer
    Duração: 25min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 47 Part6 TheFruitsOfLongEndeavors
    Duração: 28min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 48 NewDrugsForOldCancers
    Duração: 19min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 49 ACityOfStrings
    Duração: 31min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 50 DrugsBodiesAndProof
    Duração: 18min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 51 AFourMinuteMile
    Duração: 30min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 52 TheRedQueensRace
    Duração: 19min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 53 ThirteenMountains
    Duração: 36min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 54 AttosasWar
    Duração: 30min
  • EmperorOfAllMaladies 55 Credits
    Duração: 01min

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