In 1951, at the age of 31 Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Henrietta was under treatment at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where cells from her malignant tumor were removed. Neither Henrietta nor any of her family members knew about the tissue sample and nor did the Hopkins ever informed them of the situation. Unfortunately after Henrietta’s radiation treatment, her condition continued to worsen and soon she lost her battle to cancer on octomber 4th 1951. Henriettas cells left the Hopkins what they discovered to be known to be the first immortal human cell line.
There have been several examples where detrimental actions have been taken by fortunate people to accomplish their goals. Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman, living in the early 1900s in eastern United States. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 31, on January 29, 1951. The doctors prescribed her treatment plan as several Radium sessions and an initial surgery to help extirpate the tumor from her body. However, in her first surgery, without obtaining consent, the doctors extracted more than just her tumor.
Dating back 550 BC from the Persian Queen Atossa’s breast cancer, which was excised by her Greek slave, to the 20th century’s battles with chemotherapy. Siddhartha Mukherjee gives detailed accounts of patients’ treatments through the ordeal of cancer. He shapes the book as a biography, “an attempt to enter the mind of this immortal illness” (Mukherjee xiii). It is a story
The first part of the book included the first known cases of Marburg disease. The Marburg disease became available in Marburg, Germany in 1967. Also, the well-known stories of Yu G. who was the first person to die from Ebola Sudan in 1976, and Mayinga N., a nurse who became infected with Ebola Zaire after helping treat a patient who dies of the disease. At first, Mayinga was in denial about her abnormal symptoms and spent two days in the city around thousands of civilians exposing her infection to everyone around her before going to the hospital, she ended up dying just like Monet. Another story consisted of a Lieutenant Colonel, Nancy Jaax.
Cheryl Mattingly’s Moral Laboratories is an article, detailing the struggles of having sick children with sickle cell anemia, analysing the series of events both mother and daughter face in light of chronic illness (99). This reading revolves around the story of Dotty, a dedicated mother, and her 9 year-old daughter Betsy. Dotty’s life is solemnly focused on her daughter’s health, treatments, and happiness. Betsy condition of sickle cell, influences Dotty’s ambition to discover treatments and learn more about the disease. During this process, Betsy’s mother becomes rather knowledgeable about sickle cell anemia, and it is this knowledge that causes her to become rather critical of the ways in which doctors treat Betsy (Mattingly 115).
February 6th, 2018 - February 20th, 2018 Afton Buhr, Nina Wilson, Athena Cunningham, Marina Avila Henrietta Lacks- Final Assignment (Group) Script (Due February 20th) (Nina and Afton are doing the basic plot, Mari and Athena are doing essential lessons and takeaways) (meet on google hangouts between 4:00-6:00 PM) (Afton) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Presentation (Athena) By Nina, Athena, Afton, and Mari Basic Plot: (Afton) The book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is about the events that happen to the young woman Henrietta Lacks leading up to the discovery and harvesting of her cervical cancer cells- without her knowing. These cells became the foundation for many modern cell culture methods and other scientific discoveries,
That is similar to what happened to Henrietta Lacks and many others .Henrietta Lacks, a vulnerable lady taken advantage by her doctors at Johns Hopkins. In source 6, The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, it wasn’t confirmed that she gave informed consent when her cells were taken her. Lacks was one exploited of the many person by the medical community..Henrietta is not the only person that cells were taken. When patients came in they would give , “a resident the dish with samples to Gey’s lab, as he’s done many times before” (page 33). They would take cell tissue from a lot of patients to see if they could grow out the body, only one that worked was Henrietta’s cells and the went on to become called HeLa.
In the film, The Fault in Our Stars, we are introduced to Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenage girl diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She shares her backstory and discusses her cancer diagnosis. Hazel states that it started out as thyroid cancer, but it moved onto her lungs. She explained, “there wasn’t much they could do, but they tried anyway” (Boone, 2014). In the beginning of the film, Hazel and her mother are attending a doctor’s appointment where they are seen meeting with Dr. Maria.
Judeah Auguste University of Alaska Anchorage The Doctors Plague, Sherwin B. Nuland Kraft The Doctors Plague depicts the story of the lifeline of Ignac Semmelweis, a physician in the First Division at the Allgemeine Krankenhaus hospital in Vienna and his discovery of childbed fever. Nuland opens the medical-scientific novel with a fictional story of a young nameless girl who is inching closer to her birth date. From her friend, she learns there are two obstetric divisions, one run by doctors and the other by midwives, advising the soon to be mom to stay clear of medical students. Already foreshadowing being attended by the medical students results in an uncomfortable situation, Nuland leaves the readers with curiosity and the answer to the disease. Assigned to the First Division, she is visited by multiple medical attendants including the students she was warned about.
One example that Socrates proves that rhetoric is being misused is his example of the physician and I agree because this happens now in the world. So, imagine someone you love dearly has been diagnosed with cancer by a doctor they have been going to their whole life. The doctor explains to your loved one that the cancer has spread throughout their body and Chemo therapy is the only way to slow down the cancer. Your loved goes home and cry thinking their life is over. A few months passed by and your loved one has been doing research on ways to live.