In conjunction with the Go Big Read selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Ebling Library has compiled an exhibit of texts, magazines, newspapers and photographs examining issues and ethics of human subject experimentation, tissue use, and policies to protect the rights of patients. Additionally, the exhibit lends insight into the world of Henrietta Lacks and the science of HeLa.
Materials for this exhibit have been drawn from campus collections in the University Archives, Ebling, Memorial and Steenbock Libraries and the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging.
Free and open to the public, this exhibit, “Informing Consent: Unwitting Subjects in Medicine’s Pursuit of Beneficial Knowledge,” will run until March 31, 2011 in the Historical Reading Room and Third Floor Gallery, Ebling Library (Health Sciences Learning Center).