Emily A.

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439170915
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Scribner - August 9th, 2011

This beautifully written, powerful book on the history of cancer relates humanity’s surprisingly long quest to conquer the disease. Heartbreaking and inspiring, it traces the earliest known records of cancer written on Egyptian papyri to the modern day advent of chemotherapy while recounting the author's own experiences as a cancer physician. Good science books are hard to come by, great ones even more so. This is a book that should not be missed.