Henrietta Lacks was a young black woman who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at John Hopkins Hospital. Her doctor collected cancerous cells and healthy cells from her cervix and gave them to the cancer researcher, George Otto Gey, who was trying to keep cells alive for more than a couple days. Henrietta endured intense radium treatments, but she still died at the age of 31, leaving her husband and five children behind. An amazing discovery was made Henrietta’s cell were immortal. Racism is prevalent in this book through the limited availability of healthcare, unethical behaviors of the doctors, and how racism affected her family.
Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
Not long though, another relative who was among those caring for the dead woman also got sick and died. As a result of this death, it was perceived that a virus called Ebola could be responsible for the sudden death of these people who have been receiving treatment for presumed malaria. However, with relatives caring for one another, it was now very difficult to prevent the death which already has move from one family to another and keep spreading. Within a short time, more death was reported and it became a situation beyond control as many people did not believe that Ebola was real. In a short while, the disease has spread to Sierra Leone which bordered Guinea and people were killed without solution or medication to treat the virus.
She soon realized that she had a passion for learning. Dorothea being the oldest of three children ran her household at a every young age. She also began to teach some of her siblings how to read and write. When she was just 12 years old Dorothea ran away from home to her wealthy grandmother’s house in Boston and then soon after moved to her aunts home in Worcester Massachusetts. (Encyclopedia Britannica).
She was soon transported to another hospital, Sheltering Arms. She was scared and did not want to leave Mr. Bevis. However, once she transferred she made not only new friends but girls who were as close as sisters. All girls were between the ages of 12 and 14. Over the next approximately 6 months, Peg made an amazing recovery and though she was the last of the 4 other girls to get to Sheltering Arms she was the first to be discharged to go home.
We can attribute countless laws, products and foundations to her legacy. Margaret Sanger was an exceptionally influential figure for women 's reproductive rights in the 20th century. Margaret Sanger was born in 1879, the sixth of eleven surviving children, in Corning, New York. At age thirteen, Sanger 's mother died, weakened from eighteen childbirths. The tragedy served as an incentive; determined to save women in her mother’s position, Sanger enrolled in a medical program at Claverack College.
The mother left the father when she was four months pregnant, but returned just two months later. Cally carried Autumn full term and she was born by C-section. Autumn started attending an Early Childhood Center in March. Since they moved to Kansas two years ago, there were times Autumn would go five months without any contact from her dad, or he would promise to pick her up and never show up. The Ryan family is very active in her life and always has been.
Halpanny and Newman 1998 wrote: In the final months of her life, Annie Lindsell’s struggle to be allowed to die with dignity became front page news, at the end of October 1997; she won a High Court action that allowed her doctor to administer potentially lethal pain-relieving drugs to prevent her from choking to death. This High Court victory opened up the debate on Euthanasia and the laws surrounding physician’s assisted suicide. Like Annie there are many people lying in our nation’s hospital simply waiting to die, since there are nothing humanly possible that can be done to save their lives. Many of them have a debilitating chronic disease that robs them of the simple tasks such as activities of daily living (bathing, eating, etc.) and ultimately their lives.
In the novel, Cassie Logan, along with many of her neighbors caught the fever. Her illness lasted two weeks, and during that time frame, she was barely awake and was unaware of her surroundings. Since scarlet fever is contagious, Cassie had to be separated from her family while she was infected. The sickness began when she felt nauseous, weak, and hazy. Even after she felt better, Cassie spent a lot of time resting as her strength was not fully recovered.
Parks is both irish and Scottish. Her great grandmother was a slave. When Rosa was only 11 she went to an all girls school. Later after that she got out of school take care of her grandmother. 6 Inside of Rosa Parks you can tell she is a kind person inside and not all bad on the outside.In 1932 she married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery.