Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

The Emperor of All Maladies

I just started reading Sidhartha Mukherjee’s biography of cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies. I am still in the first part but I can already see that it is a very well-written and nicely-paced book. This is how a New York Times review describes it: “The Emperor of All Maladies” is a history of eureka… Read More »

On political leadership and anthropology: AIDS in South Africa

Keith Hart writes: The contrast between Zuma and Mbeki could hardly be greater, a tribal chieftain in the mould of Bolingbroke or Henry Tudor against Mbeki’s Othello, a man happy to be photographed dancing in Zulu warrior gear versus the austere western intellectual with his stiff suits and goatee beard. The number of Zuma’s wives,… Read More »

Radiolab podcast and hookworm

The list of podcasts I download just increased by one. Last week’s edition of This American Life, really great podcast, had a story about how hookworms helped someone overcome allergies (Chris Blattman blogged it here). Since the story is taken from a Radiolab episode, I decided to try Radiolab out. Just finished listening to the current… Read More »