Presentation on theme: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chapters 1 & 2; pp. 13-26."— Presentation transcript:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chapters 1 & 2; pp. 13-26.
Vocabulary 1) Rheumatic heart- a heart that has damage to the heart tissue & membranes caused by rheumatic fever.( P.16) 2) Asymptomatic- Not showing symptoms of illness. (p.16) 3) Biopsy- The removal of tissue for a diagnostic study. ( p.16) 4) Epilepsy- a common & diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures. (p.23) 5) Asbestos- A fibrous carcinogenic silicate material. (p.25)
Asbestos; insulator that was an unknown carcinogen
“Food for Thought” Please predict how modern technology would have helped the doctor’s diagnose and treat Henrietta today. Why has the advent of technology been both a blessing and a curse to medicine?