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December 9, 2010

Author’s Note
For the Benefit of Arrhythmia Patients
Complaint on File with the Maryland Board of Physicians
Critic’s Corner
The Joint Commission Weighs In
Chapters in Progress
Prestige for Sale
Reviews Are Coming In
What do YOU think?


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

March 16, 2010

I open my book about what happened to my wife at Hopkins with the observation that the hospital has a long tradition of prioritizing patients. I had based that upon anecdotes and observations. For instance, once I was listening to a Baltimore radio show about inner city health care and a woman called in and said that  people of color in Baltimore knew all about Hopkins, and all you had to do was talk to some of the older folks and they could tell you stories about people who disappeared behind those walls without a trace and without explanation.

And now there is an excellent book out on that very subject, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot


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