The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science (TED Books) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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"This mininarrative, packed with complex ideas translated into easily accessible language and an engaging style, leaves the readers time to ponder the author's ideas at greater length, and the result is a fascinating and illuminating trek through a beautiful mind. A splendid exploration of how medicine might be transformed." (Kirkus (starred))

"The prose is lovely, often witty, always clear.... a fast and informative read." (Booklist)

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“What he writes is important, and he does so in an elegant,engaging fashion. This is a moving, deeply humane book.”
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“What he writes is important, and he does so in an elegant, engaging fashion. This is a moving, deeply humane book.” – Los Angeles Review of Books

"This mininarrative, packed with complex ideas translated into easily accessible language and an engaging style, leaves the readers time to ponder the author's ideas at greater length, and the result is a fascinating and illuminating trek through a beautiful mind. A splendid exploration of how medicine might be transformed." (Kirkus (starred))

"The prose is lovely, often witty, always clear.... a fast and informative read." (Booklist)

“This is a fantastic book.” (A Bookish Type)

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00WFOQ20Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster/ TED; 1st edition (October 13, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 13, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4273 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 97 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbytarian Hospital. A former Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford (where he received a PhD studying cancer-causing viruses) and from Harvard Medical School. His laboratory focuses on discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. Mukherjee trained in cancer medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published articles and commentary in such journals as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron and the Journal of Clinical Investigation and in publications such as the New York Times and the New Republic. His work was nominated for Best American Science Writing, 2000 (edited by James Gleick). He lives in Boston and New York with his wife, Sarah Sze, an artist, and with his daughter, Leela.

His author website is www.siddharthamukherjee.me

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