The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Part 3: Will You Turn Me out If I Can't Get Better? Summary & Analysis

Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Part 3: Will You Turn Me out If I Can't Get Better? Summary and Analysis

"In God We Trust. All Others [Must] Have Data"

"Farber was fortunate to have lived in the right time, but he was perhaps even more fortunate to have died at the right time. The year of his death, 1972, marked the beginning of a deeply fractured and contentious period in the history of cancer." Part 3, p. 193

A battle began between two schools of thought - the concept of radical surgery and simple surgery. Radical surgery was accelerated to "superradical" surgery and then "ultraradical surgery" which had little thought about the patient and much more concern regarding results. Some doctors believed that any form of radical surgery yielded no benefits.

"The only way to turn the upside down tapestry of Halstedian theory around...

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