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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)

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    Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge, grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical re......more

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Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge, grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.



Author:
Skloot, Rebecca
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Audience:
Professional and scholarly
Edition Detail:
Large Print
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
618
Language:
English
Publisher:
Large Print Pr
Publish Date:
05/03/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9781594134326
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.3 lb
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