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LSC-Kingwood Common Read 2013-2014: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

LSC-Kingwood Common Read

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Common Book for Fall 2013

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Broadway Paperbacks, 2011.. RC265.6.L24 S55 2009 (also on reserve*)

-----. ----- (sound recording). RC265.6.L24 S55 2010ab (one copy on reserve. Find it at the LSC-Kingwood circulation desk.)

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*LSC-Kingwood Library has a number of copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on reserve for short-term (out of the library) checkout. Ask at the circulation desk.

Related Books

Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment cover

Jones, James H. Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. New York: Free Press, 1982, c1981. LSC-Kingwood. R853.H8 .J66 1982. Ask at the LSC-Kingwood Library circulation desk about copies available on reserve.

James Jones, author of Bad BloodThursday, November 21 -- The author visits LSC-Kingwood. Featured discussions with the author - 3pm, LIB104: LSCS faculty & students; 6pm, SCC: College & community are invited.

Hornblum, Allen M., Judith L. Newman & Gregory J. Dober. Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America. Macmillan, 2013. LSC-Kingwood - 2 copies. RJ85 .H67 2013. Also available upon request from MCML Library.

Katz, Ralph V. & Rueben C. Warren, eds. The Search for the Legacy of the USPHS Syphilis Study of Tuskegee. Lexington Books, 2011. LSC-Kingwood - 2 copies. R853.H8 S43 2013. Also available upon request from LSC-North Harris.

Kutcher, Gerald. Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military. U of Chicago Press, 2009. LSC-Kingwood. RC267 .K88 2009.


Lederer, Susan E. Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War. Johns Hopkins U Press, 1995. LSC-Kingwood - 2 copies. R853.H8 L43 1997.  Also available upon request from LSC-Tomball.

Mnookin, Seth. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear. Simon & Schuster, 2011. LSC-Kingwood. RA638 .M675 2011.

The Emperor of All Maladies - cover

Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. New York: Scribner, 2010. LSC-Kingwood. RC275 .M85 2010.

Shilts, Randy. And the Band Played On. St. Martins, 1988. LSC-Kingwood - 2 copies. RA644.A25 S48 2007.  Search the catalog for this title to find several copies available from other LSCS, and HCPL libraries.

---. ----. Videorecording. [2001]. LSC-Kingwood. DVD. RA644.A25 A5 2001. 

Tucker, Holly. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution. W.W. Norton, 2011. LSC-Kingwood - 2 copies. RM171 .T787 2012. Available from MCML and HCPL library branches.

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans

Washington, Harriet. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present. Doubleday, 2006. LSC-Kingwood. R853.H8 W37 2006.

LSC-Kingwood Library has a longer list of selected books on medical and scientific ethics, genetics, and cancer research from from LibraryThing.


About the Author & Henrietta Lacks

Instructor Resources & Links


A Conversation with Rebecca Skloot

Harriet Washington

Author of Deadly Monopolies & Medical Apartheid - interview