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  1. Jan 24, 2023 · Henrietta Lacks was a Black woman from Baltimore who died of cancer in 1951. Cancer cells taken from her body during treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital were used without her knowledge to create the HeLa cell line, which has been used extensively in medical research in the ensuing decades on everything from polio to HIV and cancer.

  2. Jan 23, 2023 · The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was the Common Read Book for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. The book was selected by the Common Read Project Committee for consideration based on the quality of the writing, in-depth coverage of an important topic and multidisciplinary scope.

    • Kayla Kettelson
    • 2013
  3. Jan 13, 2023 · Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920–October 4, 1951) was an African American woman who was the unwitting source of cells from her cancerous tumor, which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research. [Wikipedia] David Lacks, holding photo of his parents, will speak on the Chicago Campus on November 17, 2011.

  4. Jan 24, 2023 · The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; Cassandra Campbell (Read by); Bahni Turpin (Read by) ISBN: 9780451486318 Publication Date: 2015-11-10 Now a major motion picture from HBO (R) starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa.

    • Lisa Huang
    • 2018
  5. Jan 11, 2023 · 2021-2022 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa.

  6. We're reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" in class, and my intention is to pull the idea of ethics/bioethics through our essays this semester. I just received an email from a parent who said her son has a "medical phobia" and can't read the book. Can anyone think of a book with similar themes but without any medical details? Vote 1

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