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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Oct 18, 2011

it was amazing
Recommended to Laura by: BEH, Jen
Recommended for: doctors
Read in October, 2011 , read count: 1

I was skeptical when this was the book club choice of the month - scientific non-fiction - yeesh! And yet, I loved this book. Skloot is a good writer and a gutsy lady. The science writing is clear and understandable. Her book and Henrietta and her family's story honestly moved me to tears. We also had a great group discussion about lots of issues including informed consent, race, class, religion, education, the cycle of poverty, restitution, and universal health insurance.

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