Song of the cell : an exploration of medicine and the new human
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New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2022.
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
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9781982117351, 1982117354, 9781982117368, 1982117362
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xvii, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2022.
Format
Book
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781982117351, 1982117354, 9781982117368, 1982117362

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"From the author of The Emperor of All Maladies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene, a #1 New York Times bestseller, comes his most spectacular book yet, an exploration of medicine and our radical new ability to manipulate cells. Rich with Mukherjee's revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors, and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, The Song of the Cell is the third book in this extraordinary writer's exploration of what it means to be human. Mukherjee begins this magnificent story in the late 1600s, when a distinguished English polymath, Robert Hooke, and an eccentric Dutch cloth-merchant, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek looked down their handmade microscopes. What they saw introduced a radical concept that swept through biology and medicine, touching virtually every aspect of the two sciences, and altering both forever. It was the fact that complex living organisms are assemblages of tiny, self-contained, self-regulating units. Our organs, our physiology, our selves-hearts, blood, brains-are built from these compartments. Hooke christened them "cells". The discovery of cells-and the reframing of the human body as a cellular ecosystem-announced the birth of a new kind of medicine based on the therapeutic manipulations of cells. A hip fracture, a cardiac arrest, Alzheimer's dementia, AIDS, pneumonia, lung cancer, kidney failure, arthritis, COVID pneumonia-all could be reconceived as the results of cells, or systems of cells, functioning abnormally. And all could be perceived as loci of cellular therapies. In The Song of the Cell, Mukherjee tells the story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans. He seduces you with writing so vivid, lucid, and suspenseful that complex science becomes thrilling. Told in six parts, laced with Mukherjee's own experience as a researcher, a doctor, and a prolific reader, The Song of the Cell is both panoramic and intimate-a masterpiece"--,Provided by publisher.
Awards
New York Times Notable Book, 2022
Awards
The Economist-Best Book of the Year, 2022
Awards
A Junior Library Guild selection.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mukherjee, S. (2022). Song of the cell: an exploration of medicine and the new human (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mukherjee, Siddhartha. 2022. Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human. Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mukherjee, Siddhartha. Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mukherjee, Siddhartha. Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2022.

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