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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee | Key Takeaways & Analysis: A Biography of Cancer by Instaread Summaries

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Book Notes: The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee. Columbia University staff physician Siddhartha Mukherjee took ten years to complete this Pulitzer Prize—winning history of the detection and treatment of cancer. His coverage begins in BC and ends in His medical credentials and understanding of his subject are hard-earned and reflect a life dedicated to conquering cancer. Mukherjee trusts readers to come along as he describes equally complex medical approaches and politics.

Mukherjee is a cancer researcher and physician who gives a brilliant and thorough examination of the history of cancer while explaining the disease in such a way that the lay person can understand its origins and the battle to treat, prevent and cure it. Mukherjee gives objective views and historical facts about cancer in its various forms and also details all of the major discoveries in medical history and research related to finding a cure for the disease that is on its way to becoming the number one cause of death in America. He also reveals personal insights and opinions about various practices, discoveries and events. There are times when the tone takes on a more personal bent, such as when the author describes his first encounter with Carla Reed. Mukherjee, learned about Carla after she had checked into Massachusetts General Hospital. Mukherjee was one of seven cancer fellows at the hospital involved in an immersive training program. During this time, Mukherjee began to wonder about the age of cancer.

Cancer, I learned, is largely a preoccupation of modern times. Cancer was hardly a concern before the early 20th century when pneumonia and tuberculosis were the number one killers. We now live long enough to witness this natural progression of what our genes ultimately have in store for us. There are too many compelling subplots in Emperor to recount. For me the story how William Halsted and his radical mastectomy set the stage for a century of surgical breast care is alone worth the read. And every pediatric trainee should study the early history of ALL treatment and the work of Sydney Farber. Throughout the author maintains a thread of his own story as an oncology fellow at the Dana Farber.

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Published on 16 November by Scribner , it won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction : the jury called it "an elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal". - Mukherjee is a cancer researcher and physician who gives a brilliant and thorough examination of the history of cancer while explaining the disease in such a way that the lay person can understand its origins and the battle to treat, prevent and cure it. Mukherjee gives objective views and historical facts about cancer in its various forms and also details all of the major discoveries in medical history and research related to finding a cure for the disease that is on its way to becoming the number one cause of death in America.

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