Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Rebecca Skloot

  • Books: Catalysts for health care change

    Sherrie Dulworth New York, New York, United States   “Book Tunnel.” Petr Kratochvil. Public Domain Some books are enlightening, others are influential, but precious few are transformative. Those rare books are catalysts for change that help propel society into a collective “ah ha” awakening. Think of Silent Spring,1 The Jungle,2 or The Feminine Mystique3 and their respective…

  • Huetation

    Sooo-z Mastropietro Westport, CT     Inspiration can appear unexpectedly just like progress born from sickness. Huetation, inspired by Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and film documentary The Way of All Flesh took awe from an 8 second visual of mutating cancer cells, displayed with a sequence of 3 images in…