Siddhartha Mukherjee编著的书籍, 共3条结果
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众病之王:癌症传

Siddhartha Mukherjee, 李虎 / 中信出版社 / 2013-02-02 /
《众病之王:癌症传》是一部饱含人文主义色彩的社科文化著作。作者悉达多•穆克吉历时六年,凭借翔实的历史资料、专业文献、媒体报道、患者专访等众多信息,向读者阐述了癌症的起源与发展,人类对抗癌症、预防癌症的斗争史。作者借由医学、文化、社会、政治等视角透露出一种社会化关怀;生动、文学性的写作手法展现出鲜活的人物和历史事件,让读者为之动容。 海报:

The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee / Scribner / 2010-11-16 /
Starred Review. Mukherjee's debut book is a sweeping epic of obsession, brilliant researchers, dramatic new treatments, euphoric success and tragic failure, and the relentless battle by scientists and patients alike against an equally relentless, wily, and elusive enemy. From the first chemotherapy developed from textile dyes to the possibilities emerging from our understanding of cancer cells, Mukherjee shapes a massive amount of history into a coherent story with a roller-coaster trajectory: the discovery of a new treatment--surgery, radiation, chemotherapy--followed by the notion that if a little is good, more must be better, ending in disfiguring radical mastectomy and multidrug chemo so toxic the treatment ended up being almost worse than the disease. The first part of the book is driven by the obsession of Sidney Farber and philanthropist Mary Lasker to find a unitary cure for all cancers. (Farber developed the first successful chemotherapy for childhood leukemia.) The last and most exciting part is driven by the race of brilliant, maverick scientists to understand how cells become cancerous. Each new discovery was small, but as Mukherjee, a Columbia professor of medicine, writes, "Incremental advances can add up to transformative changes." Mukherjee's formidable intelligence and compassion produce a stunning account of the effort to disrobe the "emperor of maladies." (Nov.) (c) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.