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📒Onsterfelijke Leven Van Henrietta Lacks Druk 1 ✍ Rebecca Skloot
📝onsterfelijke leven van Henrietta Lacks druk 1 Book Synopsis : Biografie van een Amerikaanse zwarte vrouw die aan kanker leed en bij wie als eerste met succes materiaal werd afgenomen voor de eerste menselijke celkweken.
📒The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks ✍ Rebecca Skloot
📝The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Synopsis : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne 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. ‘No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book’ Hilary Mantel, Guardian ‘An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman’s cells have saved countless lives’ Daily Telegraph ‘A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent’ Metro
📒The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Summary Analysis ✍ Elite Summaries
📝The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Summary Analysis Book Synopsis : Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five living in Baltimore. A poor woman from African-American descent, she died from a ruthlessly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 where a sample of her cancerous tissue was taken without knowledge or consent. Also known by the scientists as HeLa, Henrietta Lack’s cells became one of the most important medicine tools of mid century biology and medicinal science. Played important part in the development of polio vaccine, gene mapping, cloning, and many more, her cells have been purchased and sold by the billions. Regardless of this fact, she remained virtually unknown, and her family remained so poor that they could not afford health insurance. A riveting tale of the conflicts between ethics, moral values, race, science, and medicine, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” surpasses other seemingly usual and plain stories of legal or scientific genre. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” tells a captivating story of cell cultures against faith healing and cutting edge medicine against Henrietta’s family sufferings. The story told in Rebeca’s book is in a great sense of sensitivity, urgency, and remarkably fine writing style. So it will inspire and entice readers in so many ways imaginable. A #1 New York Times Bestseller, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will definitely blow one’s mind right out his/her face. Written by a highly experienced science journalist, Rebecca Skloot, it covers the issues of medical wonders against medical arrogance, while covering other urgent issues such as racism, poverty, and family matters. It is one in a million resonant tale of modern science! So grab your copy from Amazon right now and start reading to uncover the hidden truth.
📒Het Litteken Van De Dood ✍ Onno Blom
📝Het litteken van de dood Book Synopsis : Nederland vormde Jan Wolkers, en Jan Wolkers vormde Nederland. Zijn kunstenaarschap ontstond uit woede tegen de God van zijn gereformeerde vader in Oegstgeest, bloeide op in Amsterdam, en vond harmonie op Texel. Zijn romans werden verguisd, bejubeld en bekroond. Wereldwijd werden honderdduizenden exemplaren verkocht van Kort Amerikaans, Een roos van vlees en Turks fruit. Wolkers werd opgeleid als beeldhouwer. Hij maakte vele beelden in brons en glas, en liet een schitterend oeuvre van kleurrijke schilderijen na. Zoals hij beeldhouwde met woorden, zo schreef hij met verf. Meer dan tien jaar lang werkte Onno Blom aan Wolkers' biografie. Op basis van een schat aan materiaal schetst hij een rebels, obsessief en zinnelijk leven in de greep van liefde en dood. Wolkers had onstuimige relaties met vrouwen en meisjes. De dood van zijn oudste broer en die van zijn tweejarige dochtertje bleven hem tot zijn laatste dag als demonen achtervolgen.
📒The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks ✍ Pembroke Notes
📝The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Synopsis : How to Use This Book This book is to be used alongside the bestselling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for anyone interested in learning about one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more, the HeLa cells. This is also the story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. For students: The study questions are in order and follow Rebecca Skloot s narrative. Answer questions as you read the book. Answers follow each question. For teachers: This is an easy and interesting resource to help your students learn about a specific tool used in medicine, the HeLa cell and how it originated and the impact its discovery had on medicine and the population. Use your own unique teaching style to supplement the Pembroke Notes with engaging activities and links for further investigating. With the new Common Core standards and a push to increased rigor, I have added a Writing Workshop section at the end of my book to help you with writing assignments. For homeschools: Your high school student will love the easy guide to help him/her in her reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Parents, be prepared for active discussions with your teenager while you read along. A Writing Workshop is supplied at the end of the book as a guide."
📒The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks ✍ Macder Akba
📝The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Synopsis : Amazon.com Review The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a fascinating and moving story of medicine and family, of how life is sustained in laboratories and in memory. Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five in Baltimore, a poor African American migrant from the tobacco farms of Virginia, who died from a cruelly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 in 1951. A sample of her cancerous tissue, taken without her knowledge or consent, as was the custom then, turned out to provide one of the holy grails of mid-century biology: human cells that could survive--even thrive--in the lab. Known as HeLa cells, their stunning potency gave scientists a building block for countless breakthroughs, beginning with the cure for polio. Meanwhile, Henrietta's family continued to live in poverty and frequently poor health, and their discovery decades later of her unknowing contribution--and her cells' strange survival--left them full of pride, anger, and suspicion. For a decade, Skloot doggedly but compassionately gathered the threads of these stories, slowly gaining the trust of the family while helping them learn the truth about Henrietta, and with their aid she tells a rich and haunting story that asks the questions, Who owns our bodies? And who carries our memories? --_Tom Nissley _ Amazon Exclusive: Jad Abumrad Reviews The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Jad Abumrad is host and creator of the public radio hit Radiolab, now in its seventh season and reaching over a million people monthly. Radiolab combines cutting-edge production with a philosophical approach to big ideas in science and beyond, and an inventive method of storytelling. Abumrad has won numerous awards, including a National Headliner Award in Radio and an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science Journalism Award. Read his exclusive Amazon guest review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Honestly, I can't imagine a better tale. A detective story that's at once mythically large and painfully intimate. Just the simple facts are hard to believe: that in 1951, a poor black woman named Henrietta Lacks dies of cervical cancer, but pieces of the tumor that killed her--taken without her knowledge or consent--live on, first in one lab, then in hundreds, then thousands, then in giant factories churning out polio vaccines, then aboard rocket ships launched into space. The cells from this one tumor would spawn a multi-billion dollar industry and become a foundation of modern science--leading to breakthroughs in gene mapping, cloning and fertility and helping to discover how viruses work and how cancer develops (among a million other things). All of which is to say: the science end of this story is enough to blow one's mind right out of one's face. But what's truly remarkable about The book ultimately channels its journey of discovery though Henrietta's youngest daughter, Deborah, who never knew her mother, and who dreamt of one day being a scientist. As Deborah Lacks and Skloot search for answers, we're bounced effortlessly from the tiny tobacco-farming Virginia hamlet of Henrietta's childhood to modern-day Baltimore, where Henrietta's family remains. Along the way, a series of unforgettable juxtapositions: cell culturing bumps into faith healings, cutting edge medicine collides with the dark truth that Henrietta's family can't afford the health insurance to care for diseases their mother's cells have helped to cure. Rebecca Skloot tells the story with great sensitivity, urgency and, in the end, damn fine writing. I highly recommend this book. --Jad Abumrad Look Inside The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Click on thumbnails for larger images Henrietta and David Lacks, circa 1945. Elsie Lacks, Henrietta’s older daughter, about five years before she was committed to Crownsville State Hospital, with a diagnosis of “idiocy.” Deborah Lacks at about age four. The home-house where Henrietta was raised, a four-room log cabin in Clover, Virginia, that once served as slave quarters. (1999) Main Street in downtown Clover, Virginia, where Henrietta was raised, circa 1930s. Margaret Gey and Minnie, a lab technician, in the Gey lab at Hopkins, circa 1951. Deborah with her children, LaTonya and Alfred, and her second husband, James Pullum, in the mid-1980s. In 2001, Deborah developed a severe case of hives after learning upsetting new information about her mother and sister. Deborah and her cousin Gary Lacks standing in front of drying tobacco, 2001. The Lacks family in 2009. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Science journalist Skloot makes a remarkable debut with this multilayered story about faith, science, journalism, and grace. It is also a tale of medical wonders and medical arrogance, racism, poverty and the bond that grows, sometimes painfully, between two very different women—Skloot and Deborah Lacks—sharing an obsession to learn about Deborah's mother, Henrietta, and her magical, immortal cells. Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year-old black mother of five in Baltimore when she died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her knowledge, doctors treating her at Johns Hopkins took tissue samples from her cervix for research. They spawned the first viable, indeed miraculously productive, cell line—known as HeLa. These cells have aided in medical discoveries from the polio vaccine to AIDS treatments. What Skloot so poignantly portrays is the devastating impact Henrietta's death and the eventual importance of her cells had on her husband and children. Skloot's portraits of Deborah, her father and brothers are so vibrant and immediate they recall Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family. Writing in plain, clear prose, Skloot avoids melodrama and makes no judgments. Letting people and events speak for themselves, Skloot tells a rich, resonant tale of modern science, the wonders it can perform and how easily it can exploit society's most vulnerable people. (Feb.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
📒A Guide To The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks ✍ Liss Ross
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📒El Negro En Ik ✍ Frank Westerman
📝El negro en ik Book Synopsis : In zijn studententijd staat Frank Westerman in een Spaans museum oog in oog met een opgezette Afrikaan El Negro. Wie is deze mens? En wie heeft zijn lichaam geprepareerd? In zijn meest persoonlijke boek tot nu toe volgt de auteur El Negro op diens omzwervingen van Parijs (1831) via Barcelona (1888) naar de Pyreneeën waar hij tot 1997 tentoongesteld stond. Onderweg toont hij El Negro als spiegel van zijn tijd; aan naamloze zwarte die, genageld op zijn voetstuk, het Europese denken over slavernij, kolonialisme en racisme in een schrijnend licht plaatst. Al reizend stelt Frank Westerman zich de indringende vraag; wat zegt El Negro over ons, hier en nu? Frank Westerman (Emmen, 1964) studeerde tropische cultuurtechniek aan de Wageningense universiteit. Hij was correspondent van de Volkskrant en NRC Handelsblad in Belgrado en Moskou. Als schrijver brak hij door met De graanrepubliek (1999), Ingenieurs van de ziel (2002), Ararat (2007) en Dier, bovendier (2010). Zijn El Negro en ik (2004) is bekroond met de Gouden Uil Literatuurprijs. Met meer dan veertig vertalingen in zestien talen is Frank Westerman een van de meest succesvolle Nederlandse auteurs in het buitenland. Over El Negro en ik: `El Negro en ik schittert omdat het zo subtiel is. Het verweeft het persoonlijk met het beschouwende. Het is een nooit eindigend verhaal dat graaft in een mensengeschiedenis en tegelijk vooruitblikt. Het is een moedig boek. JURYRAPPORT GOUDEN UIL LITERATUURPRIJS `Frank Westerman schrijft non-fictie met de pen en de bravoure van een groot romanschrijver. STANDAARD DER LETTEREN
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