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Old 10-10-2019, 10:41 PM   #4081
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Am 'bout halfway through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I can hardly wait to finish. Soooooooooooo much interesting information and would love to have my physician father still be alive to discuss this information.


Much of the amazing information took place when my dad was in his medical prime. He always kept up on medical information and was part of the historic "Three Faces of Eve" study.


Saw the movie some time ago but the book fills in so many gaps. I learned so much about the HeLa cells and, discovered that I was a recipient of how the research impacted me with one of the chemo drugs I was treated with with my recent breast cancer treatment.


Much, much more information and I've only made it halfway through the book.


Awesome!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:57 AM   #4082
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Katie, I absolutely loved that book! It made me laugh, it made me cry...and it made me truly sad - no, mad - with the way Henrietta and her family were exploited. I don't remember there being a movie, though. I'll have to hunt it down at our library.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:29 PM   #4083
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Yes, the more I get into the book, the more I have challenges.


I grew up in the deep south with things that had to do with black/white issues.


One of the most powerful experiences I have ever had came from an experience with my father.


I, fortunately, had the opportunity to assist him in a minor surgery...gallbladder something. Don't remember.


He'd opened the patient, who would be considered today as morbidly obese, was on the table. He'd opened the abdomen and had retracted the site.


One of the circulating nurses, who was known to have an "attitude" made some disgusting comment about black folks being overly fat.


He looked over his cloth-covered mask and raised his caterpillar eyebrows and said, "You will notice we're all the same color on the inside."


I always respected my father and, at this situation, I felt he was glorious.


He taught me lessons that were wonderful!


Love you, Daddy!
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Am 'bout halfway through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I can hardly wait to finish. Soooooooooooo much interesting information and would love to have my physician father still be alive to discuss this information.
Looks interesting. I put it on my list to read.
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