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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Aug 11, 2010

it was amazing

The Lacks' family's story highlights so many of the issues inherent in contemporary medicine and science: poverty, informed consent, bioethics, tissue ownership, patient autonomy, profit over patient care, the doctor-patient relationship, physicians' responsibilities toward their patients, genetics and tissue ownership. "Immortal Life.." is well-written and well-researched glance into what it means to be a patient in contemporary medicine, and we should all be afraid.

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