Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In Tribute to Siddharta Mukherjee


Thanks to Brian Brewer, I had a poem published on the Cancer Research Institute's blog. I wrote this in response to The Emperor of All Maladies, a book I recommend. See the blog and poem here -

http://cancerresearch.org/news-publications/our-blog/september-2013/poetically-inspired-by-the-emperor-of-all-maladies

Brian gives the poem a great introduction. It is in three parts: a.) the stages of cancerous growth in the body as described in the book, b.) the angst and frustration of persons suffering, and c.) modern research. The title "Mountains Beyond Mountains" comes from a chapter in the book.

For more rough biology this Halloween season, I also recommend Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer.

Cheers,
Angus (who is, as ever),
Ed Luhrs

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