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    January 31, 2010

    Washington Post Loves The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    A rave review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in The Washington Post today, which says, among other things:

    This book, labeled “science — cultural studies,” should be treated as a work of American history. It’s a deftly crafted investigation of a social wrong committed by the medical establishment, as well as the scientific and medical miracles to which it led. Skloot’s compassionate account can be the first step toward recognition, justice and healing.

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