Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee is an Indian-American physician, biologist, oncologist, and author best known for his 2010 book 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. He has also authored 'The Gene: An Intimate History' and 'The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human.' His writings combine medical research, historical perspective, and personal anecdotes to explore the complexities of medicine and the impact of genetics on human lives.


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  1. 1. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    This book is a comprehensive history of cancer, its treatments, and the ongoing search for a cure. It presents an in-depth exploration of the disease 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. The book also discusses the politics of cancer research, the impact of patient activism, and the complex and often fraught relationships between researchers, oncologists, and patients.