The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
By Siddhartha Mukherjee
592 pages; Scribner

Hard to believe, but this serious scientific history of the dread disease, its researchers, doctors, and patients, is a page-turner—by a physician who can also write.

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