Irena's Children
Score: 4.5
From 52 Ratings

Irena's Children


  • Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 21920734 Bytes


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler—the “female Oskar Schindler”—who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.In 1942, one young social worker, Irena Sendler, was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist. While she was there, she began to understand the fate that awaited the Jewish families who were unable to leave. Soon she reached out to the trapped families, going from door to door and asking them to trust her with their young children. Driven to extreme measures and with the help of a network of local tradesmen, ghetto residents, and her star-crossed l...

New Life For Health

New Life For Health


  • Author: Will Hutton
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • File Size: 579647 Bytes


The National Health Service is Britain's greatest and most prized national institution. Ever since it's foundation the NHS has commanded extraordinary popular affection and loyalty. Its medical and non-medical staff force alike has been strongly committed to its success and values. However, now more than fifty years later, a huge gap has developed between what the NHS is able to deliver and the expectations and the needs of its users. The deterioration of the NHS dominates our news headlines today. In 1999 the Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales established a Commission, chaired by Will Hutton, to examine the issue of the public interest and accountability of the NHS...

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Score: 4
From 4,051 Ratings

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


  • Author : Rebecca Skloot
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307589382


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Description :

Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew....

A Conspiracy of Cells
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Conspiracy of Cells


  • Author : Michael Gold
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1986-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0887060994


A Conspiracy of Cells Book Description :

A Conspiracy of Cells presents the first full account of one of medical science's more bizarre and costly mistakes. On October 4, 1951, a young black woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer. That is, most of Henrietta Lacks died. In a laboratory dish at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, a few cells taken from her fatal tumor continued to live--to thrive, in fact. For reasons unknown, her cells, code-named "HeLa," grew more vigorously than any other cells in culture at the time. Long-time science reporter Michael Gold describes in graphic detail how the errant HeLa cells spread, contaminating and overwhelming other cell cultures, sabotaging research projects, and eluding detection until they had managed to infiltrate scientifi...

Summary and Analysis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Summary and Analysis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504043564


Summary and Analysis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? Get an in-depth summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the #1 bestseller about science, race, and medical ethics. For decades, scientists have been using “HeLa” cells in biological research, from developing the polio vaccine and studying the nature of cancer to observing how human biology behaves in outer space. This famous cell line began as a sample taken from a poor African American mother of five named Henrietta Lacks. A cancer patient, Henrietta Lacks went through medical testing but never gave consent for the use of her cells. She died of cervical cancer in 1951, without ever knowing that the samples were intended for extensive medical research. This summary of the #1 New York Times bestseller by R...

The Human Right to Health  Norton Global Ethics Series

The Human Right to Health Norton Global Ethics Series


  • Author : Jonathan Wolff
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2012-02-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393083293


The Human Right to Health Norton Global Ethics Series Book Description :

“A broad-ranging, insightful analysis of the complex practical and ethical issues involved in global health.”—Kirkus Reviews Few topics in human rights have inspired as much debate as the right to health. Proponents would enshrine it as a fundamental right on a par with freedom of speech and freedom from torture. Detractors suggest that the movement constitutes an impractical over-reach. Jonathan Wolff cuts through the ideological stalemate to explore both views. In an accessible, persuasive voice, he explores the philosophical underpinnings of the idea of a human right, assesses whether health meets those criteria, and identifies the political and cultural realities we face in attempts to improve the health of citizens in wildly different regi...

Empty Mansions
Score: 3.5
From 66 Ratings

Empty Mansions


  • Author : Bill Dedman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345534538


Empty Mansions Book Description :

A cousin of Huguette Clark and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist trace the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and include coverage of the internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life....

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


  • Author : Pembroke Notes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-12
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1457524147


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Description :

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 use...

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot   A 15 minute Key Takeaways   Analysis

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot A 15 minute Key Takeaways Analysis


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Science
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot A 15 minute Key Takeaways Analysis Book Description :

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis Preview: Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, chronicles the life, death, and immortality of Henrietta Lacks, a young black woman whose cervical cancer cells became one of the most important factors in bringing about important scientific and medical advancements in the twentieth century. Her family, however, did not know until much later that researchers were using Henrietta’s cells in their experiments. When the family learned the truth, they endured turmoil and heartache in the decades that followed… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Immortal Li...

In Shock
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

In Shock


  • Author : Rana Awdish
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250119223


In Shock Book Description :

A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” —The Washington Post Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotion...

Your Life Calling
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Your Life Calling


  • Author : Jane Pauley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476733791


Your Life Calling Book Description :

Jane Pauley, “America’s baby boomer” (Tom Brokaw) and the new anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, offers an inspirational guidebook “chockablock with keen insights for career transitions” (USA TODAY). In 2014, every baby boomer will have reached the milestone age of fifty. For most, it’s not an end, but the beginning of something new. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.” Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, offers humor and insight about the journey forward. The New York Times bestseller Your Life Calling is a fresh look at ideas that have been simmering since boomers...