Uma biografia do câncer
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Uma biografia do câncer

Ricardo Lombardi

14 de novembro de 2010 | 10h31


O oncologista Siddhartha Mukherjee escreveu “The Emperor of all Maladies — A Biography of Cancer“, recém lançado pela Scribner. O New York Times publicou hoje uma resenha. Um trecho:

“Many doctors become storytellers too, and Mukherjee has undertaken one of the most extraordinary stories in medicine: a history of cancer, which will kill about 600,000 Americans by the end of this year, and more than seven million people around the planet. He frames it as a biography, “an attempt to enter the mind of this immortal illness, to understand its personality, to demystify its behavior.” It is an epic story that he seems compelled to tell, the way a passionate young priest might attempt a biography of Satan.”