The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

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When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is a revolution under way—an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. In a provocative and intellectually vibrant exploration, he takes us on an adventure through the history… (more)

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But perhaps not since Susan Sontag has anyone put cancer so firmly and eloquently in its place as Mr. Johnson does, casting it as neither metaphor nor enemy, but simply a natural part of the orderly disorder of the natural world.

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Publisher: Vintage (August 27, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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