The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Thorndike Nonfiction) (Large Print / Hardcover)

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The amazing and often unbelievable true story of how one African American woman changed the course of modern medicine around the world forever.... one cell at a time. Henrietta Lacks was the unwitting donor of her cancerous cells that were discovered to do what no others could, be kept alive and grow after cell division.

— Ron, Los Angeles

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“HeLa cells have been the source of profound advancements in medical, biological and genetic research, but up until now the story of Henrietta Lacks and her legacy has never been heard. Her story served as the spur for reform movements in medical ethics and patient privacy, and Skloot shares the details with both candor and sensitivity.”
— John Clukey, Sam Weller's Books, Salt Lake City, UT



Product Details
ISBN: 9781410427922
ISBN-10: 1410427927
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: July 21st, 2010
Pages: 619
Language: English
Series: Thorndike Nonfiction