My rating: 5 out of 5
This might have been one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read in a while. Going from ancient Egypt all the way to custom generically matched treatment for cancer. This book covers it all.
It reads like a mystery novel where the killer is a disease leaving clues left and right for the right investigator.
I specifically remember being surprised at the handling of smoking and lunch cancer in the past and all the denials that came with it. How do you conduct a research to prove smoking causes cancer when most of the population smokes? It’s like proving that eating bread causes death within 24 hours.