What Is The True Meaning Of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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When trying to review a book several aspects of it are usually considered. Those aspects include: themes, characters, plot, and the like. When reading a book, it can be hard to pick out those aspects. It is then that the true meaning of the book may be missed. That is why sometimes people come away from a book with very different meanings from what they read. This is usually due to what lens a person may be looking through when they are reading and trying to digest this book. When reading, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” the injustice done to the Lacks family is largely due to the god-likeness of the doctors at the time coupled with the racist nature of people at the time. The book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” tells the …show more content…
This book tells the tale of the horrors that doctors would do to patients in the name of science. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” is significant to our society because it shows how far that the United States has come in medical practice. No longer are we performing barbaric acts that helped more often than hurt all in the name of science. The laws that have come about in regards to how a doctor should treat a patient have made it nearly impossible for a doctor to mistreat a patient without going to measures to cover up their tracks. This book can be used in a variety of different ways from teaching a doctor about ethics in the medical field to teaching students about the medical history and the cost of scientific progress. This book is so vastly important to science that it should be read by many a scientist in the age of the Genome project and gene splicing. These and many other fields need to take care in what they do in regards to their research. So long as none of the methods outlined in this book are used today then those sciences will achieve success without putting their research at risk due unethical practices. That is what makes this book significant to a plethora of

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