The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
464
Utgivningsdatum
2023-04-27
Utmärkelser
Winner of The Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2010 (UK)
Förlag
Picador
Medarbetare
Moss, Sarah (introd.)
Dimensioner
198 x 133 x 30 mm
Vikt
388 g
ISBN
9781509877027

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

She died in 1951. What happened next changed the world.

Häftad,  Engelska, 2023-04-27
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A heartbreaking account of a medical miracle: how one womans cells taken without her knowledge have saved countless lives. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a true story of race, class, injustice and exploitation. No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book. Hilary Mantel, Guardian With an introduction Sarah Moss, author of by author of Summerwater. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells taken without asking her became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henriettas family did not learn of her immortality until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloots moving 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. Now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.
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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 womans cells have saved countless lives. * Daily Telegraph * A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent. * Metro *

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Rebecca 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 NPRs RadioLab and PBSs Nova ScienceNOW, and blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. She also teaches creative non-fiction at the University of Memphis. Her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a moving account of the woman who changed the medical world forever.