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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: Rebecca Skloot; Cassandra Campbell; Bahni Turpin; Random House Audio Publishing.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, [2010] ℗2010
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge, grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Audiobooks
Biography
History
Compact discs
Named Person: Henrietta Lacks; Henrietta Lacks
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Skloot; Cassandra Campbell; Bahni Turpin; Random House Audio Publishing.
ISBN: 9780307712509 0307712508 9780451486318 0451486315 9780307712523 0307712524
OCLC Number: 502981421
Notes: Compact disc.
Title from container.
Includes an interview with the author.
Performer(s): Read by Cassandra Campbell with Bahni Turpin.
Description: 10 audio discs (12 hr., 31 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Rebecca Skloot.

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Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge, grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.

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