Extraordinary human story 7/6/2010
Customer review by urbanfan2003
4.0 stars 7/6/2010 by urbanfan2003
Our book club wanted to tackle this book, but we were waiting for the price to come down or for the paperback version. I finally found it at a good price on Walmart.com, so I bought it. I couldn't wait to read the story. The whole idea is extraordinary - that cells could duplicate so rapidly and survive to the extent that we are talking about billions and billions of cells. I just kept thinking what a giant that tiny woman is now. My heart goes out to Henrietta's family. It took a bit to wrap my head around all the science involved, but I don't think it is necessary to understand all of the science to get the importance of Mrs. Lacks. I think Henrietta belongs not only in every science book, but also in every history book.
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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks