The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer /

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by Mukherjee, Siddhartha.
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : Scribner, (New York :) Physical details: xviii, 573 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Cancer --History. | Leukemia --History. Year : 2011 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Bluefield High School 616.994 MUK Available

"A '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." -- From the publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-541) and index.

Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, 2011.