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The Emperor of Maladies : A Biography of Cancer (English)

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Language: English
Length: 571 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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Publisher HarperCollins India
ISBN-10 0007428057
Award Year 2011
Number of Pages 571 Pages
Publication Year 2010
Language English
Awards Pulitzer Prize Winner
ISBN-13 9780007428052
Binding Paperback
Contributors
Authored By Siddhartha Mukherjee
Author Info
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 Fell...View More
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.
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Pompy Majumdar

Dec 24, 2015

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very informative book

meant for the layman, this book provides information about cancer in simple language. The delivery services offered by Flipkart is fast and flawless. Like previous all other instances, I did not get disappointed with the services offered by Flipkart.
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Kunal Datta

Jun 1, 2015

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Great read

The delivery came in 3 days and I am still reading it.
The story flows smoothly and it is impressive that something such as a disease like cancer has been made accessible in non-fiction literature through such candid, yet informative writing.

Slight glitch though not very important is t…
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Dec 22, 2014

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A comprehensive coverage on Cancer.

A well researched and brilliantly articulated story on the history of Cancer written with factual information, personal experiences and rich medical convention written for the larger public. A must read for medical fraternity and to anyone who wants to understand the world of medicine in all its glo… (View complete review)
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Ankur Priyadarshan

Aug 22, 2014

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An excellent book for people who want to know about this disease

This book is an excellent read and would be equally appealing to the medical fraternity as well as the non-medical people who would like to know more about this disease. I am not sure if any other author has been able to write anything on a subject as glum as cancer in a more engrossing and interest… (View complete review)
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Venkatesh Vartakavi

Jun 8, 2014

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Reads well, Informative

Very well written book. Reads like a story and not like a text book, but very informative all the same. Could not put it down. The ending is a bit tame and sudden - I expected it to go on....Vastly improves your knowledge of cancer and how its treatment evolved over the years. I lost two of my f… (View complete review)

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Arindam Bhattacharjee

Feb 18, 2011

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An Erudite's Evening Pleasure

This book is precisely what it states, it lugs you through an epic journey towards the discovery of cancer,it's varieties and its cure. It traces through the cancer landscape,its highs and lows,the battle,the petitions and the litigations in the era of War on Cancer in the nineteenth century. A parallel plot trudges the authors emotions and affiliation with some of his patients and his morbid experience as a medical intern at Massachusetts General.
Riveting read with handpicked and polished language,captivating and at the same time thought provoking, it's been my afternoon ritual with coffee l

Sudhakar Pai

Apr 15, 2011

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A roller coaster ride

Mr. Mukherjee yanks you by the elbow and takes you through a roller coaster of a ride through the troughs and peaks of failures and successes in man's quest for the holy grail of medicine, the elusive cure for Cancer. Spanning almost 4000 years from the first references during the times of the Pharaohs to 2008, the epic journey covers the attempts to eradicate Cancer by the surgeons, the chemists, the radiologists and lastly the geneticists.

Every blind alley has led to small openings, which have helped to unravel the mystery of this malignant disease and the recent successes wit
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Nithyanand Rao

Jul 29, 2012

Monumental. Epic.

There's not much I can say that hasn't been said already. The amount of research that has gone into this work of great scholarship is immense. Every story, every fact, every anecdote is meticulously footnoted and referenced.

Dr. Mukherjee approaches the dreaded disease from multiple angles at multiple levels and somehow manages to come up with a beautifully written, wonderfully coherent, at times magical, literary blockbuster. I liked the historical overview he provides, putting everything in context. Paced just right, it reads like a gripping novel--only terribly true.

My only minor quibble
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rao dvc

Mar 6, 2012

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Cancer - everything you wanted to know

When I first heard about Siddhartha Mukherjeeâ??s Emperor of Maladies, I avoided the book as it is all about cancer. I have a personal reason for this. I saw at close quarters my own father suffer and succumb to this dreaded disease in 1975.
I subsequently heard that this book also won Guardian first book prize. I had second thoughts. There must be something in this book. A book that may be just for medical students cannot win Pulitzer.
I read the book and I have only superlatives in praise of the book.
What is cancer? What causes it? Virus? Hereditary? Infection? Genetic disorder? Some poi
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Srikanth Moorthy

Sep 27, 2011

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Great Book

As a doctor I approached the book with some trepidation. Did not want a more than necessary melodramatic account. However the book strikes a great balance between `experience` of cancer and the science. It is so packed with information that I wondered whether it can be assimilated by anyone other than a doctor. On the other hand it is written so well that anyone with an interest in cancer, medicine, popular science or even an oncologist (!) would find it absorbing.
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Namrata Srivastava

Sep 30, 2012

Stunning!!!

What a book! Excellence! You would fall in love with cancer while reading this book. And the quality of research and facts will surprise you beyond imagination. Writer has interconnected distant points extremely well creating a huge picture about everything and anything happening in Cancer across the world. I think the book is a must read for everyone, esp. non medicos.

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Sreekumar ThekkeVeettil

Jul 17, 2012

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A Must Read book

This is not a book. It is really a life saver, an intangible asset that one can carry throughout the life.
Hardwork, passion, determination, philanthropy, and what other, this has all sorts of a quality described for a human being's character.
The author has written well and in simple words easily digestable for a reader.
I recommend this book as a "must have" amongst your library.
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Achyut Bihani

Jul 5, 2012

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Solid Read

Great flow, a clinical as well as human description of a disease whose horror cannot be measured in numbers. The author presents enough statistics as well as stories of people who fought with, and lost/won against the Disease.

However, the author could have focused more on non-USA cases as well (in the disease's recent history, almost all the examples considered are from the USA)

All in all, it's a great primer for anyone who is interested in finding out more about cancer.
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Ameya Chumbhale

Mar 20, 2012

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Doctor's work for a layman

please don't get intimidated by Dr Mukherjee's degrees and experience. He has written this book keeping the layman too in mind. It is a great narrative of cancer's history, with necessary names and dates. The only thing to be desired is better timeline as you may get confused at some points. It is a must read so as to know how some doctors have toiled to find a remedy for cancer. Invest your time in it, returns are assured.

Chandresh Pant

Jul 30, 2011

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Dr Sid is marvellous

makes a captivating read even for a layperson........
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