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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks [electronic Resource]

By Rebecca Skloot, 1972-

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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, 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 phenomenal New York Times bestseller 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.

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Author: Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-
Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is 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 are made of--From publisher description.
Title: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [electronic resource] / Rebecca Skloot.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.
Subject: Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 -- Health. Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 Cancer -- Patients -- Virginia -- Biography. African American women -- History Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- History. HeLa cells Cancer -- Research Cell culture Medical ethics Tissue Donors -- United States -- Biography. Tissue and Organ Procurement -- ethics -- United States. African Americans -- United States -- Biography. Confidentiality -- ethics -- United States. Hela Cells -- United States. History, 20th Century -- United States. Human Experimentation -- ethics -- United States. Prejudice -- United States.
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Format: Electronic Resources
Author: Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-
Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is 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 are made of--From publisher description.
Title: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [electronic resource] / Rebecca Skloot.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 369 p.)
Subjects: Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 -- Health.
Subjects: Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951
Subjects: Cancer -- Patients -- Virginia -- Biography.
Subjects: African American women -- History
Subjects: Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- History.
Subjects: HeLa cells
Subjects: Cancer -- Research
Subjects: Cell culture
Subjects: Medical ethics
Subjects: Tissue Donors -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Tissue and Organ Procurement -- ethics -- United States.
Subjects: African Americans -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Confidentiality -- ethics -- United States.
Subjects: Hela Cells -- United States.
Subjects: History, 20th Century -- United States.
Subjects: Human Experimentation -- ethics -- United States.
Subjects: Prejudice -- United States.
Genre: Electronic books.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Notes: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5139 KB).
Contents: Life. The exam ... 1951 ; Clover ... 1920-1942 ; Diagnosis and treatment ... 1951 ; The birth of HeLa ... 1951 ; "Blackness be spreadin all inside ... 1951 ; "Lady's on the phone" ... 1999 ; The death and life of cell culture ... 1951 ; "A miserable specimen ... 1951 ; Turner Station ... 1999 ; The other side of the tracks ... 1999 ; "The devil of pain itself" ... 1951 -- Death. The storm ... 1951 ; The HeLa factory ... 1951-1953 ; Helen Lane ... 1953-1954 ; "Too young to remember" ... 1951-1965 ; "Spending eternity in the same place" ... 1999 ; Illegal, immoral, and deplorable ... 1954-1966 ; "Strangest hybrid" ... 1960-1966 ; "The most critical time on this earth is now" ... 1966-1973 ; The HeLa bomb ... 1966 ; Night doctors ... 2000 ; "The fame she so richly deserves" ... 1970-1973 -- Immortality. "It's alive" ... 1973-1974 ; "Least they can do" ... 1975 ; "Who told you you could sell my spleen?" ... 1976-1988 ; Breach of privacy ... 1980-1985 ; The secret of immortality ... 1984-1995 ; After London ... 1996-1999 ; A village of Henriettas ... 2000 ; Zakariyya ... 2000 ; Hela, goddess of death ... 2000-2001 ; "All that's my mother" ... 2001 ; The hospital for the Negro insane ... 2001 ; The medical records ... 2001 ; Soul cleansing ... 2001 ; Heavenly bodies ... 2001 ; "Nothing to be scared about" ... 2001 ; The long road to Clover ... 2009 -- Where they are now.
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ISBN: 9780307589385 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
ISBN: 0307589382 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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