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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 13 editions

Cover of: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Rebecca Skloot
About the Book

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

This New York Times bestseller takes readers on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers filled with HeLa cells, from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.
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Excerpts

There's a photo on my wall of a woman I've never met, its left corner torn and patched together with tape.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

Classifications

Library of Congress RC265.6.L24 S55 2009
Dewey 616/.02774092, B

13 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2011, Crown Publishing Group
Cover of: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2011, Broadway Paperbacks
Paperback in English
Cover of: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
2011, Broadway Paperbacks
in English - 1st pbk. ed.
Cover of: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
2011, Broadway Paperbacks
in English - 1st pbk. ed.
Cover of: La vie immortelle d'Henrietta Lacks
La vie immortelle d'Henrietta Lacks
Jan 05, 2011, Calmann-Lévy
Cover of: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2010, Crown Publishing Group
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
2010, Crown Publishers
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The immortal life of Henriette Lacks
The immortal life of Henriette Lacks
2010, Thorndike Press
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: The immortal life of Henriette Lacks
The immortal life of Henriette Lacks
2010, Thorndike Press
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: The immortal life of Henriette Lacks
The immortal life of Henriette Lacks
2010, Thorndike Press
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2009, Crown Publishers
in English
Cover of: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
2009, Crown Publishers
in English
Cover of: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
2009, Crown Publishers
in English

History

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