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March 15, 2012 | History

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks 3 editions

Cover of: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
About the Book

Henrietta Lacks "was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. She was treated at Johns Hopkins University, where a doctor named George Gey snipped cells from her cervix without telling her. Gey discovered that Lacks' cells could not only be kept alive, but would also grow indefinitely. For the past 60 years Lacks' cells have been cultured and used in experiments ranging from determining the long-term effects of radiation to testing the live polio vaccine." - source

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Library of Congress RC265.6.L24 S55 2009
Dewey 616/.02774092, B

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Cover of: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2010, Crown Publishing Group
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
2009, Crown Publishers
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
in English
Cover of: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2011, Crown Publishing Group
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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