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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2011, Guardian First Book Award 2011

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands...


Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from ColonialTimes to the Present

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2007

by Harriet A. Washington

From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment.

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Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 1998

by Douglas Starr

Essence and emblem of life--feared, revered, mythologized, and used in magic and medicine from earliest times--human blood is now the center of a huge, secretive, and often dangerous worldwide commerce. It is...