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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Community Reviews back

by Rebecca Skloot
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madbkwm
madbkwm rated it 10 years ago
This is the 2nd non-fiction book I've read and enjoyed this month (the 1st being Devil in the White City). I have learned a ton. I was not familiar with any of the cell research described in this book and loved learning about the huge impact Hela has had on medical research. From polio and HPV vacci...
Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it 10 years ago
This is a fascinating book on the birth of modern medical research and the woman whose cells made it all possible. Henrietta Lacks was a poor African American woman that died of an incredibly aggressive form of cervical cancer at the age of 31. A biopsy of her cancer cells has become the basis for...
Regina's Reads
Regina's Reads rated it 10 years ago
4.5 stars.
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it 11 years ago
I finished this book over vacation. Not exactly a beach novel, but an enjoyable read non the less, about Henrietta Lacks, her cells, her family, and medical ethics. I'm really glad Rebecca Skloot wrote this book and would gladly pick up another book from her in the future. Her reporting is wonderful...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 11 years ago
Well, I didn't get to it in time, and I had to return it for someone else. Next time I'll do better.***I started with the sample. Oh, Amazon, you know me so well, I had to buy that sucker as soon as I reached the end of the sample.***Skloot has written an amazing book. She gets at the intersection o...
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