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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Note: The Library will be publishing the New Book List every two weeks instead of once a month.
The featured book from the current Library New Book List is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
It was the Best Books of the Month on Amazon.com for February 2010. The following is from the Amazon.com review:
"From a single, abbreviated life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells that made some of the most crucial innovations in modern science possible. And from that same life, and those cells, Rebecca Skloot has fashioned in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a fascinating and moving story of medicine and family, of how life is sustained laboratories and in memory. Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five in Baltimore, a poor African American migrant from the tobacco farms of Virginia, who died from a cruelly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 in 1951. A sample of her cancerous tissue, taken without her knowledge or consent, as was the custom then, turned out to provide one of the holy grails of mid-century biology: human cells that could survive--even thrive--in the lab. Known as HeLa cells, their stunning potency gave scientists a building block for countless breakthroughs, beginning with the cure for polio. Meanwhile, Henrietta's family continued to live in poverty and frequently poor health, and their discovery decades later of her unknowing contribution--and her cells' strange survival--left them full of pride, anger, and suspicion. For a decade, Skloot doggedly but compassionately gathered the threads of these stories, slowly gaining the trust of the family while helping them learn the truth about Henrietta, and with their aid she tells a rich and haunting story that asks the question, Who owns our bodies? And who carries our memories?" -- Tom Nissley
QU 300 Sk45i 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / by Rebecca Skloot.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2010.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This month's featured book from the Library's New Book list is Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal System: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Infections by Dr. Laura W. Lamps, UAMS College of Medicine, Pathology Dept.
This book provides a unique diagnostic reference text for the pathological diagnosis of infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Written for the practicing surgical pathologist, this text combines the superior illustrations of an atlas with a carefully written prose to create a useful diagnostic companion. The text is divided into four sections covering bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections of the gastrointestinal tract. The descriptive sections of the each chapter are organized into short paragraphs for easy reference and include the use of tables to compare and contrast organisms and summarize differential diagnoses.
WO 142 L199s 2009
Surgical pathology of the gastrointestinal system : bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections / by Laura W. Lamps.
New York ; London : Springer, 2009.
Thanks to the library’s subscription to RefWorks, a new policy allows those who established a RefWorks account while at UAMS (students, faculty, staff) to keep the account and their "personal library" of research after leaving. The library is pleased to make this commitment to scholarship and research. Read more...