The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Topics for Discussion

Siddhartha Mukherjee
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What might have happened if Farber had approached the pediatricians at Children's Hospital regarding his idea for an anti-leukemic drug? Do you think Farber would have continued with his plans? How do you think the doctors reacted when Farber announced his ideas? Do you think there was resentment or opposition to using the new drugs? What do you think the hospital administration thought? Do you think someone in a lesser position than Farber would have had the same success? Explain.

What do you think would happen in today's society if a doctor would hasten the death of pediatric cancer patients by administering folic acid or another natural element into the treatment? Do you think the doctor would be permitted to continue the research and clinical trials?

Mukherjee talks about becoming removed from patients and their illnesses. Do you think this is due to the...

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