Henrietta Lacks

But Henrietta’s cells weren’t merely surviving, they were growing with mythological intensity. By the next morning they’d doubled.

-Rebecca Skloot
51g-9hhTEPL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

This was an INCREDIBLE book—everyone needs to read it, especially to understand just how entrenched medical racism is in this society.