August 31, 2010 – Henrietta Lacks? Well, now I do too.

Sounds interesting...but probably not for me.

According to Wikipedia,

Henrietta Lacks (August 18, 1920 – October 4, 1951) was an African–American woman who was the unwitting donor of cells from her cancerous tumor , which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research.”

Got this book as a gift, and know I’ll never read it.

While I have a great appreciation for its themes of those unwittingly taken advantage of by a corrupt system that glorifies the needs of the privileged, I just don’t see myself taking time to read this one.

Anything I could say beyond that is mere blather. See you tomorrow!

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