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Jeanne

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (4269)
    Performance
    (2796)
    Story
    (2825)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
    "Worth every Penny!"
    Overall

    This book could and should be college level required reading. The question would be, “in what subject?” It is filled with scientific research and facts, covers topics of family relationships, history, medicine and racism. It does all this while telling a story I found very hard to put down. Learned much and also escaped into it…Thanks to the Author!

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