Book Study: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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The first in a series of discussions on medicine, ethics, and race.
On Thursday, January 18, as part of its Building Love: Imagine series the Peter White Public Library will host the first of five book discussions led by Fran Darling on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot at 7:00 pm in the Dandelion Cottage Room.
Published in 2010, this book examines issues of medicine, ethics and race with the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor, black tobacco farmer whose cells were harvested when she was being treated for cervical cancer. Skloot writes about Henrietta’s hometown of Clover, Virginia, the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins, theView more
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