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  • ISBN: 0804190100
  • ISBN: 9780804190107
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First movie tie-in paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-366) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Lacks, Henrietta 1920-1951 Health
Cancer Patients Virginia Biography
African American women History
Human experimentation in medicine United States History
HeLa cells
Cancer Research
Cell culture
Medical ethics
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