Henrietta Lacks Good Or Bad

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As astounding actor Mike Judge once said, “It 's amazing what we can get away with and what we can 't.” You can get away with so many things, just like the doctor that treated Henrietta Lacks. The doctors in early 1900s did not require much schooling to become doctors. Henrietta went to John Hopkins hospital to see the only gynecologist, Howard Jones. Jones examined her, took notes of her growing tumor, took a sample of her tumor and sent her home. Howard Jones sent her cells off to a laboratory, and that was when they discovered something marvelous. Howard Jones did not ask Henrietta to take her cells in her cervix, it could have been because she was black, a woman, or a black woman. He did not inform Henrietta that he sent her cells to

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