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STARRED REVIEW

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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Review of ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’

Cancer, a disease with tens of millions of faces, will require many biographers. But those future biographers and historians of the disease will labor from deep within the long shadow cast by Siddhartha Mukherjee’s remarkable The Emperor of All Maladies.

Starting with the teachings of the Egyptian physician Imhotep (circa 2625 B.C.), Mukherjee’s “biography of…

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