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How did a difficult childhood lived in poverty affect Henrietta's later life? What role did the effects play in her reluctance to see a doctor about a “knot” she felt in her lower torso? After the death of her mother, Henrietta was sent to live with her grandfather. How did this impact the rest of her life?

2

What conditions did Henrietta face when she sought treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital? Discuss how poverty and discrimination impacted the health and treatment of black patients.

3

How did most human cells fare during the lab culturing process? Explain how and why Henrietta’s cells were different than any cells that had ever been cultured.

4

Describe the HeLa Factory and why it was established. For what specific areas of research ere Henrietta’s cells used? What advancements were achieved through the use of Henrietta’s cells?

5

Who is Helen Lane? Why...

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