The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot
(Large Print Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781594134326, 618pp.)

Publication Date: March 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '11 Reading Group List
“HeLa cells been the source of profound advancements in medical, biological and genetic research, but up until now the story of Henrietta Lacks and her legacy has never been heard. Her story served as the spur for reform movements in medical ethics and patient privacy, and Skloot shares the details with both candor and sensitivity.”
-- John Clukey, Sam Weller's Books, Salt Lake City, UT


Description
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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