Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More on Story of Henrietta Lacks and Her Immortal Cancer Cells

Henrietta Lacks' cells have traveled through time, leaving her nameless while many medical institutions and corporations have made millions from her unknowing "donation."
Books of The Times

A Woman’s Undying Gift to Science

Published: February 2, 2010

The best book blurb I’m aware of came from Roy Blount Jr., who said about Pete Dexter’s 1988 novel, “Paris Trout”: “I put it down once to wipe off the sweat.” I’m not sure I know what that means. Was the sweat on Mr. Blount’s forehead? On the dust jacket? On the inside of his fogged-up reading glasses? But I like it. link to complete NYT article

Click here for excerpt to the book

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