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The Resource The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Skloot
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“Her name was Henrietta Lacks but scientists know her as HeLa. A poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortaility’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences ... Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all corners of the world.”--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skloot, Rebecca
Dewey number
362.196994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • Cancer
  • African American women
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • HeLa cells
  • Cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Medical ethics
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059887137
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
x, 369 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781760553739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059887137
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
x, 369 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781760553739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour)

Library Locations

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      -31.96206 115.93403
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