The Song of the Cell

- An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human

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**Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2023**

A NEW YORK TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, ECONOMIST, MAIL ON SUNDAY and GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022

From the prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, The Song of the Cell tells the vivid, thrilling and suspenseful story of the fundamental unit of life.

In the late 1600s, a distinguished English polymath, Robert Hooke, and an eccentric Dutch cloth-merchant, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, look down their hand-made microscopes. What they see introduces a radical concept that alters both biology and medicine forever. It is the fact that complex living organisms are assemblages of tiny, self-contained, self-regulating units. Our organs, our physiology, our selves, are built from these compartments. Hooke christens them 'cells'.

The discovery of cells announced the birth of a new kind of medicine. A hip fracture, a cardiac arrest, Alzheimer's, AIDS, lung cancer - all could be re-conceived as the results of cells, or a cellular ecosystem, functioning abnormally. And all could be treated by therapeutic manipulations of cells. This revolution in cell biology is still in progress: it represents one of the most significant advances in science and medicine.

Both panoramic and intimate, this is Siddhartha Mukherjee's most spectacular book yet.

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Detaljer
  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal496
  • Udgivelsesdato03-11-2022
  • ISBN139781847925985
  • Forlag The Bodley Head ltd.
  • FormatPaperback
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  • Vægt614 g
  • Dybde3,6 cm
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    10 cm
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    15,3 cm
    23,4 cm

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