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Explores the life of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, whose cells, taken without her knowledge in the 1950s, became one of the most important tools in medicine. They were used to develop 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. More than 20 years after her death, her family finally found out about this, when scientists began using them in research without informed consent.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library 616.027 SKL c2010 (Text) 33892005583407 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/19/2011 Available -
Hood River County Library 616.027 SKL 2010 (Text) 33892100478586 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/10/2017 Available -
Parkdale Community Library 616.027 SKL 2010 (Text) 33892100628016 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/27/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1400052173
  • ISBN: 9781400052172
  • Physical Description: x, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • PublisherSSS: New York : Crown Publishers, [2010]

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Formatted Contents Note:
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 seel 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.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the life of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, whose cells, taken without her knowledge in the 1950s, became one of the most important tools in medicine. They were used to develop 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. More than 20 years after her death, her family finally found out about this, when scientists began using them in research without informed consent.
Subject: Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 > Health.
Cancer > Patients > Virginia > Biography.
African American women > History
Human experimentation in medicine > United States > History.
HeLa cells
Cancer > Research
Cell culture
Medical ethics

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