The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Wow, what an interesting book. I read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for my TBR challenge. I like reading books about the medical field and the advances that come from ideas, and experiments.

This is a story for and about you, and me but more importantly about the Lacks and what Henrietta did for the world. Yes, this one woman changed the course of the world in a way that she, when she was alive would have never imagined. If you have ever know anyone getting a treatment for cancer or have had a medication that is newer than 1952 this woman has had a part of the process in creating that medication.

The story is also about a family that was left in the dark, due to medical practices that are today considered unethical. The story is about law, and ethics and what belongs to who. Who should benefit and how things have changed. This is a story well worth reading, just to find out what happened and what is happening now.



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