Table of Contents for Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


A Few Words About This Book ix
Prologue: The Woman in the Photograph 1(8)
Deborah's Voice 9(4)
Part One LIFE
The Exam...1951
13(5)
Clover...1920-1942
18(9)
Diagnosis and Treatment...1951
27(7)
The Birth of HeLa...1951
34(8)
``Blackness Be Spreadin All Inside''...1951
42(7)
``Lady's on the Phone''...1999
49(7)
The Death and Life of Cell Culture...1951
56(7)
``A Miserable Specimen''...1951
63(4)
Turner Station...1999
67(10)
The Other Side of the Tracks...1999
77(6)
``The Devil of Pain Itself''...1951
83(6)
Part Two DEATH
The Storm...1951
89(4)
The HeLa Factory...1951-1953
93(12)
Helen Lane...1953-1954
105(5)
``Too Young to Remember''...1951-1965
110(8)
``Spending Eternity in the Same Place''...1999
118(9)
Illegal, Immoral, and Deplorable...1954-1966
127(10)
``Strangest Hybrid''...1960-1966
137(7)
``The Most Critical Time on This Earth Is Now''...1966-1973
144(8)
The HeLa Bomb...1966
152(6)
Night Doctors...2000
158(12)
``The Fame She So Richly Deserves''...1970-1973
170(9)
Part Three IMMORTALITY
``It's Alive''...1973-1974
179(12)
``Least They Can Do''...1975
191(8)
``Who Told You You Could Sell My Spleen?...1976-1988
199(8)
Breach of Privacy...1980-1985
207(5)
The Secret of Immortality...1984-1995
212(6)
After London...1996-1999
218(14)
A Village of Henriettas...2000
232(9)
Zakariyya...2000
241(9)
Hela, Goddess of Death...2000-2001
250(9)
''All That's My Mother``...2001
259(9)
The Hospital for the Negro Insane...2001
268(11)
The Medical Records...2001
279(7)
Soul Cleansing...2001
286(8)
Heavenly Bodies...2001
294(3)
''Nothing to Be Scared About``...2001
297(8)
The Long Road to Clover...2009
305(6)
Where They Are Now 311(4)
Afterword 315(14)
Acknowledgments 329(9)
Notes 338(21)
Index 359