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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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May 04, 2010

liked it
Read from July 10 to 19, 2011

interesting read..aside from the actual story of the HeLa cells, the author weaves a tale of race/class/medical care/ and medical ethics, long before equal rights and HIPPA. A good book club choice. Lots of room for discussion.
Only gave it 3 stars because I found the tales of her family, although pertinet to the overall story, not as fascinating as the actual medical history and treatment of Henrietta. (nurse)

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message 1: by Brooke (new)

Brooke I have been debating reading this for months. Do you think I would like it?

Nancy I would try it. Glad I finally read was on my list also for months. Let's see if I can lend it.

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