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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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Running head: HENRIETTA LACKS 1 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Summary Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation HENRIETTA LACKS 2 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Summary Written by Rebecca Skloot in 2010, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book that discusses in depth the scientific, ethical, racial, and class issues surrounding the story of Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line. Henrietta Lacks was a young woman of AfricanAmerican descent who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1951 and admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital. While receiving her treatment, some of her cells were extracted unwittingly. They were then cultured and have ever since been used for medical research and commercial purposes. While admitting that the cells have been able to save many lives across the world, Skloot lays bare the flaws of science brought about by this case, especially to the poor and argues against the misuse of medical authority depicted in Henrietta’s situation. On the positive perspective, Skloot’s acknowledges that Henrietta’s cells have been pivotal to the medical revolution that has occurred in that field for many years. Since their inception, the ce ...
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