The Immortal Quest: The Literature of Ethics and Science New Student Week Exhibit, September 14 - October 8, 2011

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This fall Northwestern University Library welcomed new and returning students with an exhibit highlighting items from the library's collections related to themes and issues raised in this year's One Book, One Northwestern selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Library units participating in the exhibt were the Main Library, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, the Transportation Library, Government and Geographic Information and Data Services, Reference, and the Galter Health Sciences Library on Northwestern's Chicago campus. Items on display included books from the 17th and 19th centuries, political pamphlets, federal regulations and guidelines, reports, and other resources, covering a wide range of subjects, from the history of scientific experimentation, to the Nuremberg trials, to HazMat transport, to the Tuskegee experiments, to the progression of Henrietta Lacks' complete anonymity to the gradual acknowledgement of the origin of HeLa cells.

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