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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chapters 1 & 2; pp. 13-26.

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1 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chapters 1 & 2; pp

2 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) 

3 Rheumatic Heart

4 Biopsy of Lung Tissue

5 Epilepsy affects neurons

6 Asbestos; insulator that was an unknown carcinogen

7 “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?


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