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Jessica Ligon Reed
Jessica Ligon Reed • 2 years ago

September 2011 ~ Henrietta Lacks was a tobacco worker and mother of five children. In 1950 she noticed a lump on her belly. It was cancerous and was treated at John Hopkins University Hospital. Parts of her healthy and cancerous cervix was cut off, without her permission. After Lacks death, her cells did not die and were multiplying. These cells were used to cure polio, cancer, AIDS, and other related medical research.

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