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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

A novel chosen for the One Book, One Campus reading project 2017-18

  Resources from the Author's Website

  Resources from Random House

Across the Curriculum:

Biology cell reproduction; tissue harvesting
Business business of tissue harvesting and economic impact; Intellectual Property Laws 
Engineering analysis of machines George Gey invented to grow cells; current tissue culture technology; regenerative medicine
English/Literature storytelling, fact checking, linguistics; braided structure of the book
Health standards for ethical research; Johns Hopkins Hospital staff; informed consent; cancer research
History treatment of classes and races in 1950s & 1960s; Nuremberg Code; Tuskegee Syphilis Study; Nuremberg Trials
Math number of cells sold, reproduced, and remaining in storage
Psychology impact on the Lacks family and descendants
Sociology treatment of oldest child of Henrietta Lacks and children after her death
Adapted from Delaware County Community College Libguide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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