The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot
Reading Order: Book 2
Categories: 2020, Stuart Browning
Pages: 400
Suggested By: The Original Manchester Book Group
Date Started: January 13, 2020
Date Finished: January 16, 2020
Reason Book was Chosen: This book was chosen by The Original Manchester Book Group for discussion at our February 2020 meeting. This was selected from the genre "Medicine".
My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book. I had no prior knowledge about Henrietta Lacks and the breakthrough her cells made in the science / medical community prior to reading this! It’s truly a remarkable story, both from a science and a human rights point of view.

I particularly like the chapters with Deborah and other members of the Lacks family, such a plethora of emotions and understandably so. It makes me want to read more about the abhorrent use of black people in medical studies however morbid that may be.

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