Siddhartha Mukherjee (born 1970) is an Indian-born American physician, scientist and author. He wrote the 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the Guardian Prize, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and was described by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential books of the last 100 years, and by The New York Times Magazine as among the 100 best works of non-fiction.Title: Siddhartha Mukherjee - The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. YouTube Video Description - [Channel: WGBHForum. Published on August 23, 2012]:
Siddhartha Mukherjee, cancer physician and researcher, discusses his book, "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer." Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths in the fight against cancer, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers. Presented by Harvard Book Store. More lectures at http://forum-network.org
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"Medicine, at its best, begins with storytelling. And if you cannot tell a story the practice of medicine breaks down." - Siddhartha Mukherjee.
"Scientists are actually more obsessed with history than perhaps even historians, because there is no discipline I can think of which is so deeply dependent on history. We always think of science as a futuristic discipline, but really it isn't. It is a discipline immersed in its past." - Siddhartha Mukherjee.