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The Emperor of All Maladies

Lu par : Stephen Hoye
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Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2011

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2011

A comprehensive history of cancer – one of the greatest enemies of medical progress – and an insight into its effects and potential cures, by a leading expert on the illness.

In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee, doctor, researcher and award-winning science writer, 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, arrogance and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out ‘war against cancer’. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories and deaths, told through the eyes of predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave cut off her malignant breast, to the nineteenth-century recipient of primitive radiation and chemotherapy and Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through toxic, bruising, and draining regimes to survive and to increase the store of human knowledge.

Riveting and magisterial, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and a brilliant new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia.

©2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Fascinating

Fascinating tale that everybody should hear. The inescapable menace to the human race that may be our downfall.

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  • benny
  • 20/08/2012

Fantastic exiting scientific story telling

Would you consider the audio edition of The Emperor of All Maladies to be better than the print version?

Possibly but I think both versions has value. I use the audioversion in my car spending 2 hours on tranport from home to work. Some of the more philosofistic quotes i would like to read and grasp by seeing the text not meerely hearing the words.

What did you like best about this story?

The story about cancer is told in a very passionate way building drama in the story so you cannot wait to hear the end of that drama. The scientific data is transformed to personalized stories that we can identify us with. Very exiting and well told stories that hold the red thread.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Hoye – was your favorite?

All characters were well perfomed and escribed as collaborate workers in the scioentific community. The story of the cancer mascot Jimmy and the raise of the Jimmy foundation was very well described.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many chapters moved me - the efforts and strengh in these deeply commited doctors and workers in the battlefield against cancer. The way of thinking and the changes in the way of thinking.
So many people took a stand so many used their lives in the battle against diseases - so very well written and told.

Any additional comments?

I am not native english spoken but live in Denmark as a medical oncologist.I can so closely identify the struggle described in the book. The struggle against cancer described as almost happened in my time born in 1951 as a senior concultant stating treating cancer in 1982.
Stephen Hoye's reading is so clear and well understood that I have no problems at all listening to the book - it might as well have beeen read in my own language. Emazingly well done.

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  • doktorFaustus
  • 05/05/2015

Das große K

Krankheit ist tief eingelassen in die Ordnung und Bewegung der Welt- und Menschendinge und hat von jeher den schärfsten Deutungs-, Erkenntnis- und Handlungsreiz ausgeübt. Der Krieg als Vater aller Dinge? Mit gutem Recht ließe sich Krankheit als Vater aller Dinge begreifen. Schwerlich würde ohne den Tod philosophiert? Schwerlich würde ohne Krankheit philosophiert denn wie heißt es doch so treffend: Schwere Krankheit ist eine"... Kostümprobe des Todes."(Ulla-Carin Lindquist - Rudern ohne Ruder)
Das hymnisch rezensierte und vielfach ausgezeichnete Buch von Siddhartha Mukherjee ist ein imposanter Klotz und Ausdruck eines leidenschaftlichen Ringens mit dem König aller Krankheiten. Wie fasziniert muss ein beruflich so stark beanspruchter Arzt von seinem Thema sein um in seiner "Freizeit" die Kraft für solch ein brillantes Buch zu finden! Was für eine elegante und präzise Wissenschaftsprosa. Was für eine Belesenheit. Welch tiefes Verständnis für die Wege und Irrwege der Medizin als Wissenschaft, als Kunst, als Theorie und Praxis im Gang durch die Jahrhunderte.
Welch tiefes Verständnis für die Nöte und Leiden und Leidenschaften all derjenigen die im Banne dieser "unsterblichen Krankheit" stehen: Patienten, Angehörige und Professionelle.
Was für ein Jammer das dieses Sachbuchjuwel nicht in Deutsch als Hörbuch vorliegt. Immerhin bieten Bücher dieser Klasse einen starken Anreiz Englisch zu lernen!
In diesem Zusammenhang möchte ich auf ein im Range gleichwertiges Meisterwerk verweisen: "Krebs: Die unsterbliche Krankheit" von Martin Bleif. Zu meinem großen Kummer nur als stark gekürztes Hörbuch verfügbar. Sei es drum: Ein wilder Hörbuchritt! Eine große Bereicherung, ein bedeutendes Bildungserlebnis!

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  • doc savage
  • 24/03/2016

Must Read for Physicians

very well read book over the evolution of medicine, concerning the 'fight' against cancer. I learned and repeated a lot out of this book. I loved it