The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

ISBN: 9781509877027 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Rebecca Skloot Editură: Pan Macmillan Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 464 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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With an introduction by author of The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss

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 for ever. 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 a HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

'No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book.' - Hilary Mantel, Guardian

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Rebecca Skloot
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Pan Macmillan
Inaltime
19.7
Latime
13
Grosime
3.3
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
464
Bic
1KBB, BGT, MBGR, PDZ
Greutate
393 g
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