Pulitzer for American Oncologist

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mukherjeecover2011Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Centre, has been awarded the Pulitzer prize in the general non fiction category for his book, “The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”. He is a graduate from Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School.

The jury has called the book ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ as “distinguished and appropriately documented” and has described it as “an elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal, into the long history of an insidious disease that, despite treatment breakthroughs, still bedevils medical science.”

Skeptic Oslerphile, Scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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