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Real Heroes and a mighty Enemy,
This review is from: The Emperor of All Maladies (Hardcover)
I am not a doctor or knew anything about the medicine, just a curious fella with broken English. This book is a very interesting history/story of disease that we hear very often - Cancer -, also a good look at medical history and its heroes.... Maybe lesser known that the big shot names of science but dedicated man to cure a disease.
The topic itself is not a "fun" topic, sometimes an average Joe like me becomes annoyed with overwhelming details but at the end when I finished it I knew so much about the disease and medicine itself. We came a long way.....
Special attention to cigarettes and their relationship with lung cancer, a battle of couple of researchers for the truth may have saved millions life, these men were not after fame and fortune when they go after the big tobacco boys.... These are the real heroes of humanity that we must teach our children instead of war heroes...
Buy it and read it.