What is the central thesis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? From the persausive argument found in the book, by the author.
As Rebecca Skloot writes in the Prologue to her book, "The story of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells raises important issues regarding science, ethics, race, and class" (page xiv). The main point of the book is that the huge discrepancy between the lives of Henrietta Lacks and her children on one hand and the profits generated by her cells on the other raises questions about the fairness of the way in which her cells have been used in scientific research.
While Henrietta Lacks lived in poverty and faced racial discrimination, even by the medical establishment (she was treated for cervical caner in a clinic for African American people at Johns Hopkins), her cells, harvested for research, went on to be enormously profitable and successful in research in several medical fields. Her family, however, continued to live in...
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I agree with the answer above completely! However I was just recently asked what is the central ARGUMENT in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? Thoughts @amarang9?