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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Oct 25, 11

Read in November, 2010

How can a scientist -- an M.D. who's an authority on cancer -- write so poignantly and poetically? (Those of us struggling to string sentences together are heartily annoyed by a big-time doc who can turn out books like this one.) This history of cancer is gorgeous to read as well as illuminating.

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