Summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot - Includes Analysis (Paperback)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot - A 15-minute Summary &

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Rebecca Skloot's book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, chronicles the life, death, and

immortality of Henrietta Lacks, a young black woman whose cervical cancer cells became one of

the most important factors in bringing about important scientific and medical advancements in

the twentieth century. Her family, however, did not know until much later that researchers were

using Henrietta's cells in their experiments. When the family learned the truth, they endured

turmoil and heartache in the decades that followed.

Henrietta grew up in Clover, Virginia, where she lived and worked on a tobacco farm with her

grandfather, Tommy Lacks, and many cousins. One of these cousins was David "Day" Lacks,

who would become her husband.

Henrietta and Day eventually moved to Turner Station so Day could get a more lucrative job at

the steel mill, and together they had five children. Henrietta gave birth to Lawrence just after she

turned...

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781945272219
ISBN-10: 194527221X
Publisher: Instaread
Publication Date: April 20th, 2016
Pages: 36
Language: English