Every drug is a poison in disguise: Using mustard gas to treat cancer

“Every drug is a poison in disguise, every poison is a drug in disguise”. Opined by the 16th century physician Parcelsius, this is a quote which rings true in modern medicine. The book The Emperor of All Maladies narrates the history of cancer, from its beginnings with the proposed black bile through to modern times. Chemotherapy is a topic extensively […]