Category Archives: Perspectives from Subject Experts

Historical Perspective

“’Like I’m always telling my brothers, if you gonna go into history, you can’t do it with a hate attitude.  You got to remember, times was different.’” (Immortal Life, p. 276)  Henrietta’s daughter Deborah Lacks, said this with tears in … Continue reading

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Health Care Perspective

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot: Wow, what an awesome book at many levels! There were points in the story that I felt true interest, joy, sadness, anger, and understanding, not unlike what I expect Deborah and … Continue reading

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HeLa cells-the key to modern biology

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot: This is such a remarkable book! From a scientific point of view, few discoveries have made a more revolutionary and valuable contribution to the overall advancement in medical research than HeLa … Continue reading

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The Story of Us?

When Longwood University announced its freshman reading selection was The Immortal Case of Henrietta Lacks, I had countless people tell me how much they enjoyed the book.  Add those reviews to the many reading groups and other universities that have … Continue reading

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