How Were Henrietta Lacks's Cells Treated In The 1950s?

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The 1950s were a time of turmoil between Blacks and Whites. Caught amid racism and segregation, blacks were viewed as inferior to whites, which resulted in unfair treatment by whites in almost all socio-economic circumstance. Hospitals and medical (facilities) were no exception, African-Americans were looked upon as test subjects rather than human beings, doctor’s experimented on black patients without proper consent. (from them). One instance where this occurred was Henrietta Lacks from the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Following her recent contraction of cervical cancer doctors were able to take Henrietta’s cells and test on them without her consent. After Henrietta’s death, the Lacks family (would later learn

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