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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Jul 14, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 14 to 21, 2012

I seldom read non-fiction. A friend gave this book to me because she couldn't get any of ther other friends to read it and she wanted to have someone to discuss the book with. I enjoyed this book. I thought the author did a wonderful job of intermeshing the science behind HeLa and the real woman who unknowingly contributed so much to science. I think the explanations of the science of cells was explained in such a way that pretty much anyone could understand it. I was also really kind of surprised to learn how black people were treated by many in the medical profession back in the 50's.
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