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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks von Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot

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Zusammenfassung

The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever . . .

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Zusammenfassung

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot

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

`An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman's cells have saved countless lives' Daily Telegraph

`A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent' Metro

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Bewertungen

No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book.

-- Hilary Mantel * Guardian *

An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman's cells have saved countless lives.

* Daily Telegraph *
A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent. * Metro *

Über Rebecca Skloot

Rebeca Skloot is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR's RadioLab and PBS's Nova ScienceNOW, and blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. She also teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis.

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GOR008278953
9781509854424
1509854428
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
Gebraucht - Wie Neu
Broschiert
Pan Macmillan
2017-05-04
448
Winner of The Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2010 (UK)
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