I thought this was an excellent book! I don't usually pick up non-fiction books, but when my book club voted for it, I had to give it a try. Wow! I am so glad I did. The story of the woman behind the research could be summarized in one word: painful. Yet at the same time it was fascinating! It was historical, it was medical and I feel it served as a healthy reminder of the value of human life. The quote from the back of the book summed up my feelings beautifully:
“We must not see any person as an abstraction.
Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets,
With its own treasures,
with its own sources of anguish,
And with some measure of triumph.”