xiv, 571 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Of blacke cholor, without boyling" -- An impatient war -- "Will you turn me out if I can't get better?" -- Prevention is the cure -- "A distorted version of our normal selves" -- The fruits of long endeavors -- Atossa's war.
A magnificently written "biography" of cancer--from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it.