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Penn Valley - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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African Americans--Medical care - History

Human experimentation in medicine

Medical ethics


Patients--Legal status


Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.

Tuskegee Syphillis Study

Victims of crime--Legal status


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Life in the 1950s

The above titles cover life in the 1950s. Look in the index for these possible topics;

African Americans                         Polio

Brown vs Board of Education     Radiation

DNA                                                 Medicine and Health

Germs                                              Emmett Till Case                               

Heart Disease

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