Friday, June 21, 2013
The Taking Of Henrietta's Cells
Hello everyone. I am excited to once again share information from my Henrietta Lacks book again. In this post, I will tell you about Henrietta's doctor and how he ignored her complaints. After the doctors had taken Henrietta's cells without her knowing, Henrietta later began to feel pains in her abdominal area. She told her doctor about it several times, but he continued to ignore it and said nothing was wrong with her. ( Back in the day black people were happy just to get treated by white doctors. It was very rare, and back then everybody would believe what a white doctor said) After several years of pain, Henrietta's body simply could not take it anymore. She died October 4, 1951.