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In Their Own Words: Meeting the Family of Henrietta Lacks

“Because of Henrietta Lacks, millions of people are still walking around the earth” (David Lacks) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book that EVERYONE should read – especially health professionals.  It tells the story of a poor black … Continue reading

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41. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the intertwined stories of Henrietta, a poor, black woman who died of cervical cancer, the ongoing saga of her cells and the struggles of the remaining Lacks family.  Henrietta was mourned by her husband and … Continue reading

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