Essay Topic 1
Carla Reed was a thirty year old kindergarten teacher who had leukemia.
Part 1) What were her symptoms? Why did it take so long to determine that she had leukemia? How did this lead to her meeting Siddhartha Mukherjee?
Part 2) Describe Mukherjee's experiences with Carla. How was she treated for leukemia? What were the results of her treatment? Why was she such an important part of this book? What purpose did her story serve throughout this book?
Part 3) How did Carla's story affect you? What do you now know about cancer and/or leukemia that you did not know prior to hearing Carla's story? How does this affect your opinion of those who suffer from cancer?
Essay Topic 2
Sidney Farber was the chief pathologist at Boston's Children's Hospital in the 1940s.
Part 1) How did he go about changing careers after nearly 20 years as a pathologist? Why did...
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