Resources

GETTING STARTED

A variety of general reference materials, including; subject encyclopedias (print and electronic); free websites; subscription databases , useful for developing research topics on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

Information on the integration and application of biological and engineering knowledge to the medical sciences. Biotechnology applies this knowledge at the molecular and genetic levels of these natural systems in order to diagnose, treat, cure, or learn more about diseases. Covers such topics as Stem Cell Research; Cloning; Cell Cultures.

 

DEATH AND DYING

Resources focusing on the philosophical, ethical, and practical aspects of Assisted Suicide;
Death and Dying; End of Life Care, Euthanasia, Palliative Care.


DISEASES

Information on specific diseases such as Polio; Cancer (most types); Venereal Diseases; HPV; HIV; and others associated with Hela Cell Culture Research.

 

FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES

A list of websites concerned with genealogical research. These databases provide tools for tracing and researching family histories.

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

Sources related to the economic aspects of healthcare, from both a legislative and socio-economic perspective.

 

JOURNALISM

Information about the history of journalism; ethics of journalism, and approaches to reporting.

 

MEDIA

You Tube clips and streaming media related to text of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, and all related research topics listed here.

 

MEDICAL APARTHEID

Resources focusing on the socioeconomics and racial disparity in healthcare and the human right abuses associated with Tuskegee syphilis experiment; Crownsville State Hospital; Nuremberg Code; Holmsburg Prison; Experimentation on human subjects and the Economics of medical apartheid.


MEDICAL ETHICS / PATIENT RIGHTS

Resources concerned with general medical ethics and patient bill of rights, medical ethics, bioethics, medicine and professional standards, informed consent and patient rights.

 

MEDICAL RESEARCH

General information on Medical Research as it relates to HeLa Cell cultures; cryopreservation; DNA research; vaccine discovery; human cell culturing; stem cell research.


PERSONALITIES

Biographical information on Henrietta Lacks and the members of the scientific community associated with her Story, including; Alexis Carrel: Chester Southam & Emanuel Mandel; George Otto Gey; Howard Jones and Walter Nelson Reese.


POLITICS OF RACE

Bibliography provides resources on 20th century rural agrarian life and circumstances associated with African American families such as Henrietta's. Topics include; African-American Farmers; Turner's Station; Jim Crow; Discrimination; Miscegenation; Race Relations; Racial Equality; Lackstown; Clover; Halifax County, Virginia