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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Articles about the Book

Articles about "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

One of two known photos of Henrietta Lacks, here with her husband, David.

The following are articles about the book--just click on the link to get to the articles.

  • "Henrietta Lacks' Immortal Cells" by Sarah Zielinski from
  • "Henrietta Everlasting: 1950s Cells Still Alive, Helping Science" by Erin Biba from
  • "The Secret Life of Cells" by Laura Wright from Liberty Mutual's Responsibility Project.
  • "Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine" by Joanna Moorhead from The Guardian.
  • "College Freshman Learn from Henrietta Lacks" from NPR.

The Book's Impact on Patient Empowerment

While The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks raising many questions about medical research, ethics, informed consent, etc., it can also raise questions about and help bring about patient empowerment. The following page directs the reader to two articles addresses "lessons empowered patients can learn" from the book.