The effects of Values on the case of Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman born in the late 1920s who was diagnosed with cervical cancer. While she was being treated at John Hopkins University hospital in Baltimore her cells were stored and studied without her knowledge leading to one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in history. The HeLa cell line is still used in medicine today since it reproduces indefinitely under the correct circumstances. My class Science, Values and Society looks at scientific research and how select values whether it be from scientists or the public influence how and what we study. For my project I would like to research how values played a role in Lacks treatment and the change of the medical field.
Course Project 202310 PHL 331 C1
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
"The effects of Values on the case of Henrietta Lacks" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3254.