Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Rethinking Medicine.
About Siddhartha Mukherjee's TED Talk
When it comes to medicine, one rule of thinking has generally prevailed: Have disease, take pill, kill something. But physician Siddhartha Mukherjee says treatment should take a broader approach.
About Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
He is also the best-selling author of many books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, The Laws of Medicine, and The Gene.
He collaborated with Ken Burns on a six-hour documentary for PBS based on The Emperor of All Maladies, updating the story with recent discoveries in oncology.