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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Call Number: RC265.6.L24 S55 2011


Who is Henrietta Lacks?

"Who was Henrietta Lacks?
She was a black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia who got cervical cancer when she was 30. A doctor at Johns Hopkins took a piece of her tumor without telling her and sent it down the hall to scientists there who had been trying to grow tissues in culture for decades without success. No one knows why, but her cells never died."




This library guide is recreated with the permission of Nastasha Johnson at  Bluford Library at North Carolina A & T State University. Used by Permission.

Customized for the Delaware County Community College reading program by Erica Swenson Danowitz, Reference Librarian, and adapted by James Parrigin for Salisbury University's New Student Reader Program 2014-2015.


Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta & David Lacks

courtesy of the Lacks Family


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