The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Picador Classic Book 98) (English Edition) por Rebecca Skloot

November 18, 2019

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Picador Classic Book 98) (English Edition) por Rebecca Skloot
Titulo del libro : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Picador Classic Book 98) (English Edition)
Fecha de lanzamiento : January 7, 2011
Autor : Rebecca Skloot
Número de páginas : 450
Editor : Picador

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . .

Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world.

‘No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book’ Hilary Mantel, Guardian