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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - 11 edition

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - 11 edition

ISBN13: 9781594134326

ISBN10: 1594134324

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - ISBN 9781594134326
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Large Print Press
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - ISBN 9781594134326

ISBN13: 9781594134326

ISBN10: 1594134324

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11

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Summary

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.