Progress for the Lacks Family
The story of Henrietta Lacks and her remarkable cells was told in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), by Rebecca Skloot.
- Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the new agreement (August 2013)
- New York Times story about the agreement (August 2013)
- Johns Hopkins announces steps to recognize Ms. Lacks's history and contribution (2011)
Films about Hopkins Docs and Nurses
Hopkins: inside one of America's top hospitals (2008) -- This sequel to "Hopkins 24/7" focuses on young physicians in training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Nurses (2002) -- This 5-part Discovery Channel series was filmed at JH Medical Center.
Hopkins 24/7 (ABC News, 2000) -- "Groundbreaking six-part... series filmed at Johns Hopkins Hospital... over a three-month period. The series graphically depicts modern medicine as practiced at the hospital... Each broadcast consists of a series of interwoven stories featuring staff and patients, their triumphs, tragedies and everyday routines."
(These are all Eisenhower locations. Check the library catalog for JHMI locations.)
A Hospital Never Sleeps (1952) - Originally broadcast in 1952, this is a film documenting what the Johns Hopkins Hospital ER was like.
Something the Lord Made (HBO, 2004) -- Filmed at Hopkins, this is the dramatic true story of Dr. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and African-American lab technician Vivien Thomas (Mos Def), who developed a procedure for performing heart surgery on "blue babies" in the 1940s.