Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Biography of Cancer

New in the library:
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
This Pulitzer Prize winning book traces the history of cancer and cancer treatment.  "A magnificent, profoundly humane 'biography' of cancer....Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary."(Book Jacket)
 
Review in New York Times

You may also be interested in:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot

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