(A Guide to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ò Liss Ross
Oney from the cellsThe cells were later copyrighted by a company and are sold for about 25 a vial as a research tool todayThe uestion asked in the book is whether Mrs Lacks was taken advantage of whether her human rights were abused ie did give permission for her cells to be usedThe author never really answers this uestion As far
AS SOME OF FAMILY ARE CONCERNED NOTHERE ARE some of her family are concerned noThere are smaller uestions as is the continuation of research where scientists would reach out to the family of Mrs Lacks take samples and as far as the author is concerned they were not clear with the family as to why this was necessary or if it would be beneficial to the familyI am delighted that the information is available to the public but I think this should have been a chapter or two in a medical ethics book not a book entireThe use of MrsLacks cells is a tiny infringement compared to what was done to many many many people in the 40 s and 50 s Also it did no harm to her which really cannot be said about many other medical experiments during the timeA book that really points out some nasty episodes in medical research history would be Polio by David OshinskyAll in all I think it was a good subject but overlong in the author s personal story about obtaining the story Wonderful biography that reads like a novel A must read Should be reuired reading for students of life Non fiction Learned so much science medical history legal issues economics privacy and Highly recommend This book is well written amazing in every way the story it tells is one that all of us should know both in terms of science and morality. Nd overall book summary a chapter by chapter book summary as well as a supplemental essay.
characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Liss RossLove the way this book is put togetherit really let s you feel like you are apart of the family and let s you feel that struggle that they had to go through during their ordeal Learning about the HeLa viruses itself was amazing especially if you ve never heard of it and all its done for the advancement of our medical sciences A fascinating look at the human story behind the HELA cell line which has been used for scientific research since the 1950s Neither Henrietta nor her family knew that her cells were going to be used for scientific "research Skloot deftly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks and her descendants " Skloot deftly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks and her descendants doing so she reveals the enormous impact the scientific study of HELA cells has had on scientific discoveries as well as the emotional toll the use of Henrietta s cells has on her family after they learn of the existence of her immortal cells The heart of the family is loud and clear Enjoyed the stories ourney Bounced around too much Scientific and personal Great telling Loved this book couldn t put it down The authors does a great ob weaving a non fiction history of biological human cell culture into the real life story of the woman and her family fromWhom the cells were obtained I found the historicalscience side understandable and fascinating and the personal story compelling and relevant to issues today Great read The most important story of which you
ve never heard It touches on historical cultural scientific and moral matters woven into a very personal accountnever heard It touches on historical cultural scientific and moral matters woven into a very personal account has the potential to affect us all It deals with issues that will shape our society in. This literature study guide is a helpful companion to the book
The Immortal Life OfImmortal Life of Years to come but about which many of us are oblivious As a working scientist I can say the book has an interesting premise There are moral issues raised but not answered in the book I also believe that perhaps this should have been a series of articles rather than a bookThe author spends a LOT of time explaining the difficulties she had gaining interviews and honest information from the family of Mrs Lacks Fair enough I suppose but that was a story than that of Mrs LacksSpoilersMrs H Lacks was a black woman with a limited education She married her
1st cousin and had children by him also several bouts of syphillus from the same husbandOver a long period of time she was treated at a John Hopkins hospital in a program that gave free treatment to the black citizens of their communityThey found a tumor on her cervix and ust prior to treatment they took a sample of the tumor The scientist who took the sample found that the cells were distinct They lived in cultureas someone who has to keep cell cultures alive even today this isn t easyPhilandering 1st Cousin And Had
so I am impressed with him This was a huge breakthrough in periodI am impressed with him This was a huge breakthrough in period time when American medicine was trying to #learn to treat viral diseases polio etcThe cells from this tumor were a godsend to the #to treat viral diseases polio etcThe cells from this tumor were a godsend to the and many valuable contributions to health care were made utilizing the cells from this tumorThe scientist who took the cells from the surgeon did not sell the cells he sent them to hospitals and clinics around the world unselfishly sharing this opportunity to work with the cells that could save the lives of millions He never made Etta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot It includes a list of important people and important terms