The song of the cell : an exploration of medicine and the new human

by Mukherjee, Siddhartha,

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 91 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Brookline Best Seller NONFICTION
NO REQUESTS
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Call Number  NONFICTION
NO REQUESTS
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Best of the Year NONFICTION
NO REQUESTS
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Best of the Year
 
Call Number  NONFICTION
NO REQUESTS
 
 
 
Unavailable (89)
Location Collection Status
Bethel Park Public Library New Books ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
Brentwood Library New Non Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  New Non Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Bridgeville Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Beechview New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Beechview Best Seller ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - Beechview Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Brookline New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Brookline Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Carrick New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Carrick Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Carrick Best Seller IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Carrick Best Seller ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - Downtown First Floor - New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Downtown
 
Collection  First Floor - New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Downtown First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Downtown
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Downtown First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Downtown
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Downtown First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Downtown
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Downtown First Floor - Best Sellers ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Downtown
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - East Liberty New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Best Sellers IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hill District New Books IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Hill District Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hill District Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Homewood Non-Fiction Collection ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - Homewood Best Seller ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - Knoxville New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Non-Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Best Seller IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - New Non-fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - New Non-fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Mt. Washington New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Mt. Washington
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Mt. Washington Best Seller ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Mt. Washington
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - Mt. Washington Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Mt. Washington
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Sheraden New Books ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Best Seller IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - South Side New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - South Side Best Seller IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - South Side Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - South Side Best Seller IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Best Sellers CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Best Sellers IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Best Sellers
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - West End New Books ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - West End Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Non-Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Best Seller CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead New Non-Fiction ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  New Non-Fiction
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library New Books ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
Monroeville Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Non-Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fall Reads CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fall Reads
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Best of the Year CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Best of the Year
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Sewickley Public Library New Book CHECKED OUT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  New Book
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Nonfiction IN TRANSIT
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
South Park Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library New Book Shelves - Non-fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  New Book Shelves - Non-fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Non-Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
 
On Order (1)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Woods Run Best Seller IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Best Seller
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
Summary
A New York Times Notable Book of 2022 and Goodreads Choice Awards 2022 Finalist!

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Physician-writer Mukherjee (The Gene: An Intimate History, 2016) pays homage to the basic units of all living things, cells. He draws on scientific breakthroughs and medical history, bountiful cellular biology, and current clinical therapies for cancer. Mukherjee's main message emphasizes discovery and opportunities. Cells can be reengineered or repurposed, resulting in transformative medical treatments. He portrays various patients, including a girl whose T cells are manipulated to attack her childhood leukemia, and presents an excellent recounting of the "birth" of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a kind of cell therapy. Mukherjee's coverage of early efforts at bone marrow transplantation is heart-tugging. A discussion of stem cells is first-rate. Certain cells do the darnedest things. For example, microglia cells in the nervous system are assigned the task of "pruning" neural synapses (connections between neurons). Mukherjee allows bits of his personal life to trickle into the discourse, such as how he was "overwhelmed by the most profound wave of depression." In all, this is a distinctive ode to cells--their structure and function, commonalities, diversities, interconnectedness, and limitless possibilities--infused with a sense of wonder and humanity.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Pulitzer Prize-winner Mukherjee is a top medical writer with a surefire readership."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A better understanding of the cell holds immense power for medicine according to this eye-opening account from Pulitzer winner Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies). He begins with the ground-breaking realization from two 19th-century scientists that every bit of plant and animal tissue in the world is made up of microscopic cells. Since then, Mukherjee writes, there has been "a revolution in the making, and a history (and future) that had been unwritten: of cells, of our capacity to manipulate cells." An extraordinarily gifted storyteller, Mukherjee offers an expansive chronology of discovery in cell therapies (such as IVF) and setbacks, such as the use of thalidomide for pregnancies in the 1960s. He also includes stories of what he calls "new humans"--Mukherjee clarifies that the term isn't a sci-fi-inspired "vision of the future," but rather everyday folks whose health has been restored by advances in cellular manipulation and engineering, such as a patient who recovered from leukemia with cell therapy. The author's ideas about the near future of medicine (one in which medicine will "perhaps even create synthetic versions of cells, and parts of humans") are both convincing and inspiring, and woven throughout his narrative are accessible explanations of cell biology and immunology. This is another winner from Mukherjee. (Oct.)"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Cytology -- History.
Cytology -- Research.
Publisher New York :Scribner,2022
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language English
Description xvii, 473 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-437) and index.
ISBN 9781982117351
1982117354
Other Classic View