Yes-- I'm afraid I missed something.
bioethics-- it really opened my eyes to questions without answers
The physician who told his patient with atibodies against hepatitis that his blood is valuable.
It was fascinating. I work at a research hospital so most of what the story was about was close to home.
always like to learn something new....mostly like study of philosophy, religion and history, not only the western side of the story, but also like to investigate the other shades.
This book is about development of science (history of cell-culture) and society (history of the Lacks family, and changes the Scientific Society in general); both of these strands are interwoven in a wonderful way. It is a fitting tribute to the person behind the immortal 'HeLa'
The story touches your heart and you can not put the book down, so yes, have to read (hear) it in one sitting
This is one of the best books I've listened to in quite a while.
The author. She made it very clear her devotion to the truthfulness of the story. I love that she became a character in her own story.
It sounded like there were many other performers. They did a great job narrating.
I don't want to give any spoilers but the autopsy was rough for me.
I'd highly recommend this book. It was captivating.
Had never listened to a book before and wanted to try it out for my mom who has seeing problems but loves books. This was an excellent story that was both amazing in how it flowed and the subject matter itself. Highly recommend.
We listened to this on a long drive over two days. We couldn't stop and it made the drive much faster.
This story should be read/listened by every person who has walked into a doctors office! It's an engaging, horrific, true story set in current time and in 1950 at Johns Hopkins.
It chronicles the life of the woman whose cancerous tissue became the first tissue in history which could be successfully grown as culture and used in various, and countless, experiments from vaccine research to cloning. Her tissue became virtually immortal. If you speak to anyone in the science world about Hela cells the response is " I used those cells for research starting in graduate school." Yet, very little was known about the woman who provided the first Hela cells herself, her life, her family, her history.... setting this author on a journey to find out and provide the reader with portraits of her family as well as an overview of medical ethics, history, culture and healthcare.
Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman living in the suburbs of Baltimore, too poor to get good medical care,and died a horrible death,and yet she lives on.
How can the scientific world progress so much and yet the family of Henrietta Lacks remained burdened with survival in society today trying to figure out what happened to their mother/grandmother.
Thanks to this author for her tenacety in finding the true story of Henrietta Lacks. Her search for the story behind these cells that have made such a difference in medical research takes many twist and turns. A great true story and an interesting read.
A wonderful book, with excellent narration. Highly recommended. Accents and tone were spot on, and the story was truly brought to life. Very interesting subject matter as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What an amazing story.
I didn't like the switch of the Deborah character on and off throughout the story. It should have been only ONE person doing the voice.
Yes.... a lot of information to absorb.
The family..... I was surprised at the impact this action had on the family. I wouldn't have thought of that.
When I bought this book, I was reluctant, because of the subject matter of DNA. I had listened to the hours of testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial, and thought it was going to be very boring. However, this book is more the story of the travels and uses of this woman's DNA and the effect it had and has on her family. This one really caught me by surprise and I loved every page of this story. Well written, and well read. Loved it. Will definitely listen to this one again.