Les lois de la médecine

Marabout

Changer notre regard sur la médecine.
Jeune interne en médecine, comme beaucoup d’autres, Siddhartha Mukherjee croyait que la médecine était une science, dotée de lois qu’il suffirait de suivre pour ramener chaque patient à une règle générale... et à la santé. Mais tel n’est pas le cas. C’est quand médecins et patients aurons compris que la médecine est une science du cas particulier, de l’expérience, de l’intuition, de l’irrégulier, bref, de l’humain, qu’ils sauront trouver ensemble la voie de la guérison.
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About the author

Cancérologue, Siddhartha Mukherjee a reçu le prix Pulitzer en 2011 pour son ouvrage L’empereur de toutes les maladies, qui retrace l’histoire de la recherche d’un traitement contre le cancer.

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Marabout
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Published on
Oct 5, 2016
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9782501116206
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Language
French
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Genres
Political Science / General
Social Science / Essays
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle).

“Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

“Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.

“A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “The Gene is a book we all should read” (USA TODAY).
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive—and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all.

Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a “science”? Sciences must have laws—statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences?

Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this question—a question that would ultimately produce some of most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine.

Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important book is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee’s signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical read, not just for those in the medical profession, but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being is being treated. Ultimately, this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.
Magnífico, necesario y absorbente, Siddhartha Mukherjee, ganador del Premio Pulitzer por El emperador de todos los males, ha escrito una extraordinaria «biografía» del gen y una respuesta a una de las cuestiones más relevantes del futuro: ¿Qué significa ser humano cuando se es capaz de manipular la información genética?

La historia de cómo hemos descifrado el código fuente que nos hace humanos abarca todo el planeta y varios siglos -y probablemente defina el futuro que nos espera.

Entrelazando ciencia, historia y vivencias personales, Mukherjee hace un recorrido por el nacimiento, el crecimiento, la influencia y el futuro de una de las ideas más poderosas y peligrosas de la historia de la ciencia: el gen, la unidad fundamental de la herencia, y la unidad básica de toda la información biológica. Desde Aristóteles y Pitágoras, pasando por los descubrimientos relegados de Mendel, la revolución de Darwin, Watson y Franklin, hasta los avances más innovadores llevados a cabo en nuestro siglo, este libro nos recuerda cómo la genética nos afecta a todos cada día.

Reseñas:
«Esta quizá sea la mejor historia de suspense jamás contada, una búsqueda de milenios dirigida por mil exploradores, de Aristóteles a Mendel a Francis Collins, tras el enigma en el centro de cada célula. Como El emperador de todos los males, El gen es prodigiosa, torrencial y finalmente transcendente. Si te interesa en qué consiste ser humano hoy y en todos los mañanas que vengan, tienes que leer este libro.»
Anthony Doerr, autor de La luz que no puedes ver

«El gen es una magnífica síntesis de la ciencia de la vida, y nos obliga a enfrentarnos con el núcleo de esa ciencia, así como con los retos éticos y filosóficos a nuestra idea de en qué consiste ser humano.»
Paul Berg, Premio Nobel de Química

«Magnífico... La historia del gen se ha contado por trozos de distintas maneras, pero nunca con la perspectiva y la grandeza que Mukherjee aporta a su historia.»
James Gleick, New York Times Book Review

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