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 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.



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    ISBN 9781594134326
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
    Format Paperback
    Pages 618
    Publisher Date 2011-05-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Large Print Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.3 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Large Print
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Skloot, Rebecca
    Country of Origin United States

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      great writer gives objective views of deep south segregation situations and an excellent review of American medical practices

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      This book stressed my emotions in every direction possible. So tragic for the Lacks family, yet incredible how many contributions were discovered and continue to be for the advancement of humanity. Looking forward to seeing the documentary.

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      I have not finished the book but this book was chosen for my book club. Can't wait until I finish this book.

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