The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTaryawing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, April 09, 2018
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

Crown Publishers 2010

- Today's purchase from Kontti (the flea market of the Finnish Red Cross) in Itäkeskus (4 paperbacks for 1 €).

Journal Entry 2 by wingTaryawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, April 09, 2018
Varattu duskiskalle Toivelistahipassa. / Reserved for duskiska.

Journal Entry 3 by wingTaryawing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, May 18, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (5/19/2018 UTC) at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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To duskiska at tomorrow's recycling meet-up in Turku :) Enjoy reading!

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Journal Entry 4 by duskiska at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, May 20, 2018
Miitistä mukaan. Kiitos toivelistakirjasta! Kerrassaan kiehtova aihe.

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