The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Skloot, Rebecca Year Published: 2011 Call Number 616 SKL and OverDrive eBook
Examines the experiences of the children and husband of Henrietta Lacks, who, twenty years after her death from cervical cancer in 1951, learned doctors and researchers took cells from her cervix without consent which were used to create the immortal cell line known as the HeLa cell; provides an overview of Henrietta's life; and explores issues of experimentation on African-Americans and bioethics.