The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
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.”
Part One: “Of blacke cholor, without boyling”
Part Two: An Impatient War
Part Three: “Will you turn me out if I can’t get better?”
Part Four: Prevention Is the Cure
Part Five: “A Distorted Version of Our Normal Selves”
Part Six: The Fruits of Long Endeavors
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