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See Black Woman that helped make most vaccines and even HIV drugs

Henrietta Lacks... A lot of people have made massive contributions to science. Henrietta Lacks made hers without even knowing. In 1951, aged 31, after a complaint of abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding, she presented to a hospital with a particularly aggressive form of cervical cancer and a sample of the tumor was taken for a biopsy (without her permission or consent). She was dead before the end of the year. What was remarkable however was that the cells in the tissue cut out remained alive and continued to

  2 years ago ago
See Black Woman that helped make most vaccines and even HIV drugs