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The Resource The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Rebecca Skloot, (kit)

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Rebecca Skloot, (kit)

Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Skloot
Title variation
Gab bags
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description
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Summary
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
  • Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Science Book for High School Readers, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
340706
Cataloging source
VAK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skloot, Rebecca
Dewey number
  • 616.02774092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Williamsburg Regional Library
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • Cancer
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • HeLa cells
  • Cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Group reading
Target audience
adult
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Rebecca Skloot, (kit)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes reader's guide: pages 379-381
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Broadway, 2011 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: xiv, 381 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [346]-366) and index
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life. The exam ... 1951 ; Clover ... 1920-1942 ; Diagnosis and treatment ... 1951 ; The birth of HeLa ... 1951 ; "Blackness be spreadin all inside ... 1951 ; "Lady's on the phone" ... 1999 ; The death and life of cell culture ... 1951 ; "A miserable specimen ... 1951 ; Turner Station ... 1999 ; The other side of the tracks ... 1999 ; "The devil of pain itself" ... 1951 -- Death. The storm ... 1951 ; The HeLa factory ... 1951-1953 ; Helen Lane ... 1953-1954 ; "Too young to remember" ... 1951-1965 ; "Spending eternity in the same place" ... 1999 ; Illegal, immoral, and deplorable ... 1954-1966 ; "Strangest hybrid" ... 1960-1966 ; "The most critical time on this earth is now" ... 1966-1973 ; The HeLa bomb ... 1966 ; Night doctors ... 2000 ; "The fame she so richly deserves" ... 1970-1973 -- Immortality. "It's alive" ... 1973-1974 ; "Least they can do" ... 1975 ; "Who told you you could sell my spleen?" ... 1976-1988 ; Breach of privacy ... 1980-1985 ; The secret of immortality ... 1984-1995 ; After London ... 1996-1999 ; A village of Henriettas ... 2000 ; Zakariyya ... 2000 ; Hela, goddess of death ... 2000-2001 ; "All that's my mother" ... 2001 ; The hospital for the Negro insane ... 2001 ; The medical records ... 2001 ; Soul cleansing ... 2001 ; Heavenly bodies ... 2001 ; "Nothing to be scared about" ... 2001 ; The long road to Clover ... 2009 -- Where they are now
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
9 regular print copies +
Isbn
9781400052189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call Adult Services at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 746156207
  • (OCoLC)746156207
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Rebecca Skloot, (kit)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes reader's guide: pages 379-381
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Broadway, 2011 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: xiv, 381 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [346]-366) and index
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life. The exam ... 1951 ; Clover ... 1920-1942 ; Diagnosis and treatment ... 1951 ; The birth of HeLa ... 1951 ; "Blackness be spreadin all inside ... 1951 ; "Lady's on the phone" ... 1999 ; The death and life of cell culture ... 1951 ; "A miserable specimen ... 1951 ; Turner Station ... 1999 ; The other side of the tracks ... 1999 ; "The devil of pain itself" ... 1951 -- Death. The storm ... 1951 ; The HeLa factory ... 1951-1953 ; Helen Lane ... 1953-1954 ; "Too young to remember" ... 1951-1965 ; "Spending eternity in the same place" ... 1999 ; Illegal, immoral, and deplorable ... 1954-1966 ; "Strangest hybrid" ... 1960-1966 ; "The most critical time on this earth is now" ... 1966-1973 ; The HeLa bomb ... 1966 ; Night doctors ... 2000 ; "The fame she so richly deserves" ... 1970-1973 -- Immortality. "It's alive" ... 1973-1974 ; "Least they can do" ... 1975 ; "Who told you you could sell my spleen?" ... 1976-1988 ; Breach of privacy ... 1980-1985 ; The secret of immortality ... 1984-1995 ; After London ... 1996-1999 ; A village of Henriettas ... 2000 ; Zakariyya ... 2000 ; Hela, goddess of death ... 2000-2001 ; "All that's my mother" ... 2001 ; The hospital for the Negro insane ... 2001 ; The medical records ... 2001 ; Soul cleansing ... 2001 ; Heavenly bodies ... 2001 ; "Nothing to be scared about" ... 2001 ; The long road to Clover ... 2009 -- Where they are now
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
9 regular print copies +
Isbn
9781400052189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call Adult Services at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 746156207
  • (OCoLC)746156207
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