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The Greatest Person that History has Forgotten

This lady’s death saved literally billions of people from becoming crippled, limbless and dead. In 1951 Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American farmer and mother to five visited The Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the few places in Maryland willing to treat African American patients. Henrietta Lacks complained to the doctors about random bleedings and pain in her groin and how she was worried it was going to affect her work. Upon examination by gynecologist Dr. Howard Jones, the doctors found a massive malignant

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The Greatest Person that History has Forgotten

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See Henrietta Lacks; The Lady With The Immortal Cells That Have Saved Billions From Dying.

One of the greatest phenomena of the 20th century. It is only sympathetic that most heroes don’t get their due honor while alive. The story of Henrietta Lacks, a wife and beautiful mother of five children is another case of example. It started in 1951, Henrietta, an African-American had only gone to lodge a complaint at the famous Johns Hopkins Hospital; one of the very few hospital in Maryland willing to treat blacks in the racist American era. She had only gone to complain about severe pain in her groin,

  1 year ago ago
See Henrietta Lacks; The Lady With The Immortal Cells That Have Saved Billions From Dying.

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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

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Meet Henrietta Lacks, her cancer cells is a medical breakthrough, saved millions of people.

Henrietta Lacks didn't know that her visit to John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland USA was going to change medical history when she visited the place in 1951. A poor African-American, Henrietta Lacks paid a visit to the hospital (being one of the few ones willing to treat black patients then) and complained about some intermittent bleedings. According to her, she was noticing random pain and bleedings within her groin area. After one of the gynaecologists on duty examined her, a massive threatening tumour was discovered

  1 year ago ago
Meet Henrietta Lacks, her cancer cells is a medical breakthrough, saved millions of people.

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Her death saved billions of people from becoming crippled, limbless and dead. What a big sacrifice!

Back in the days when racism was still a big trend, black people weren’t allowed in hospitals. Thank God for evolution and change because I wonder how things would be if that was still practiced today. In 1951 Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American farmer and mother of five visited the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the few places in Maryland, U.S.A willing to treat African American patients. Henrietta complained to the doctors about random bleeding and pain in her groin and how she was worried

  1 year ago ago
Her death saved billions of people from becoming crippled, limbless and dead. What a big sacrifice!

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Meet this lifesaver who donated his blood once a week for 58 years to save over two million babies

Meet this lifesaver who donated his blood once a week for 58 years to save over two million babies Australian James Harrison, just like Henrietta Lacks, was given the super power to save the world by chance – but it was his decision about what to do with his power that made him a real-life hero. James Harrison started donating his blood at the young age of 18 never knowing that he was doing something quite remarkable. But it wasn’t until the mid-1960s, years after he’d begun donating, that Harrison’s

  1 year ago ago
Meet this lifesaver who donated his blood once a week for 58 years to save over two million babies

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See How A Poor Black Woman Saved Millions Of People Who Are Alive Today

See How A Poor Black Woman Saved Millions Of People Who Are Alive Today In 1951, a poor black who is just known as a mother of five named Henrietta Lacks saved the world and never even knew it. Henrietta Lacks was born Loretta Pleasant on August 1, 1920, in Roanoke, Virginia, in the US to Eliza and Johnny Pleasant. Her family doesn't really know how her name changed from Loretta to Henrietta, but she was just called Hennie. When Lacks was just about four years old, her mother died while in labour for her tenth

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See How A Poor Black Woman Saved Millions Of People Who Are Alive Today

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Mysteries in Biology: Can We Be Immortal?

Why do we have to die? Not only humans, all animals and plants will eventually die. Uniquely, we still don't understand biologically why we have to age and eventually die. Maybe our DNA is not perfect so that over time it is damaged and can't work anymore, so that over time our body condition will weaken and eventually die. But strangely, not all creatures can age and die. There are even living things that could in theory live forever. How can? And who is she? Okay, let's talk about humans first. Is there any

  1 year ago ago
Mysteries in Biology: Can We Be Immortal?