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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
07-01-2011
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
384
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  1. Beskrivelse

    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 forever. 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.

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  2. Yderligere info
    ISBN13:
    9780330533447
    Vægt:
    334 g
    Dybde:
    27 mm
    Bredde:
    130 mm
    Højde:
    197 mm
    Forlag:
    Pan Macmillan
    Målgruppe:
    16
    Format:
    Paperback
    Udgave:
    Unabridged edition
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever . . .PRIZES:Winner of The Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2010 (UK)

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