Crab

I am reading “The Emperor of all Maladies”, a brilliant “Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, and I had just read about Atossa, the Queen of Persia  ( around 440BC), who had a terrifyingly aggressive form of breast cancer. Even though she could have had all the beast physicians attend her, she hid herself away…

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The Etymology of Medical Terms 3

                    CANCER            Cancer is one of the most talked about and most devastating diseases affecting man. Even today it causes fear, and is  occasionally referred to as the big C. with the euphemism”after a long illness” still sometimes used in obituaries. However,…

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