A history of humanity’s ancient foe

Sometime around 2600 BC, the great Egyptian doctor Imhotep took a piece of papyrus and recorded his observations on a newly-discovered disease. ‘‘Bulging tumors, like touching a ball of wrappings,” read the hieroglyphics in what sounds ominously like

5th March, 2011

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By Siddhartha Mukherjee

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