Rebecca Skloot - The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Henrietta Lacks was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, buried in an unmarked grave, but her cells continue to outlive her. Taken without her knowledge and cultured by scientists at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s, they led to a lucrative industry in biological materials. Skloot’s account of this outrage looks at its effects on Lacks’s family and considers the larger history of experimentation on African Americans without their consent.
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781400052172
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown - February 2nd, 2010

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