Review: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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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 awardwinning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's ... Read full review

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This is the history of cancer, from its first mention in ancient Egyptian texts to today. It includes the history of how we understood it and how we treated it to what we know about it now and how it's treated. It is the most spectacular book about cancer that I can imagine could be written. Read full review

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