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El emperador de todos los males / The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Spanish Edition)

Siddharth Mukherjee

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Published by Debate, 2016
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Title: El emperador de todos los males / The ...

Publisher: Debate

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de cáncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fría estadística Siddhartha Mukherjee, médico e investigador oncológico, arranca su amplia y absorbente «biografía» de una de las enfermedades más extendidas de nuestro tiempo.
El emperador de todos los males es una crónica completa del cáncer desde sus orígenes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirugía, además de la prevención) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigación, ensayos y pequeños avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del cáncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero también es una reflexión sobre la enfermedad, la ética médica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los oncólogos y sus pacientes. La empatía que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de cáncer y sus familias, así como hacia los médicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

«Esta obra debería valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el panteón de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.»
The Boston Globe

«Una magistral historia de la investigación sobre el cáncer.»
Publishers Weekly


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.

About the Author:

Siddhartha Mukherjee es profesor de medicina en la Universidad de Columbia, y oncólogo en su hospital universitario. Ganador de una beca Rhodes, se graduó en la Universidad de Stanford y en la de Oxford, para licenciarse en Medicina en la Universidad de Harvard. Ha publicado artículos en Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times y The New Republic y su libro El emperador de todos los males (Debate, 2014) fue ganador del Premio Pulitzer en la categoría de no ficción en el 2011. Actualmente, vive en Nueva York con su esposa y sus hijas.

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