The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Thorndike Nonfiction) (Large Print / Hardcover)

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I was truly stunned by the complex and fascinating biography of this woman and her family. The many advances in medical research owe so much to her cells but it became apparent that we should be afraid for the future of ethics in this field. The murky past present and future of patient rights and in fact human rights should be of concern to all. — Karen Frank

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“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: 9781410427922
ISBN-10: 1410427927
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: July 21st, 2010
Pages: 619
Language: English
Series: Thorndike Nonfiction