Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)

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Equal parts tragic and inspiring, this is the riveting account of the legacy of a cell harvest performed without the knowledge or consent of the donor, Henrietta Lacks. This both changed the history of medicine and profoundly affected the lives of her children and of the author. Alison recommended this book to me and I am so glad I read it!

— Mary

June 2011 Indie Next List


“HeLa cells have been the source of profound advancements in medical, biological and genetic research, but up until now the story of Henrietta Lacks and her legacy has never been heard. Her story served as the spur for reform movements in medical ethics and patient privacy, and Skloot shares the details with both candor and sensitivity.”
— John Clukey, Sam Weller's Books, Salt Lake City, UT

Product Details
ISBN: 9780330533447
Publisher: Pan Publishing
Publication Date: January 1st, 2011