The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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In 1951, Henrietta Lacks from Baltimore died of cancer. Her death changed medical science for ever. Her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine. This book takes us on a journey in search of Henrietta’s story, from the ‘coloured’ ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s onwards.