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February 2, 2012

Book for February


Overview from BN.com

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLa, the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. 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.

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2 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

There was a big article in our paper a few months ago as she was born in Roanoke, VA where I now live. Another blog friend is also reading this in her book club. I need to find it at our library.

Lindsey said...

I need to check this out now!