Table of Contents
   A Few Words About This Bookp. ix
   Prologue: The Woman in the Photographp. 1
   Deborah's Voicep. 9
   Life
      The Exam...1951p. 13
      Clover...1920- 1942p. 18
      Diagnosis and Treatment...1951p. 27
      The Birth of HeLa...1951p. 34
      "Blackness Be Spreadin All Inside"...1951p. 42
      "Lady's on the Phone"...1999p. 49
      The Death and Life of Cell Culture...1951p. 56
      "A Miserable Specimen"...1951p. 63
      Turner Station...1999p. 67
      The Other Side of the Tracks...1999p. 77
      "The Devil of Pain Itself"...1951p. 83
   Death
      The Storm...1951p. 89
      The HeLa Factory...1951-1953p. 93
      Helen Lane...1953-1954p. 105
      "Too Young to Remember"...1951-1965p. 110
      "Spending Eternity in the Same Place"...1999p. 118
      Illegal, Immoral, and Deplorable...1954-1966p. 127
      "Strangest Hybrid"...1960-1966p. 137
      "The Most Critical Time on This Earth Is Now"...1966-1973p. 144
      The HeLa Bomb...1966p. 152
      Night Doctors...2000p. 158
      "The Fame She So Richly Deserves"...1970-1973p. 170
   Immortality
      "It's Alive"...1973-1974p. 179
      "Least They Can Do"...1975p. 191
      "Who Told You You Could Sell My Spleen?"...1976-1988p. 199
      Breach of Privacy...1980-1985p. 207
      The Secret of Immortality...1984-1995p. 212
      After London...1996-1999p. 218
      A Village of Henriettas...2000p. 232
      Zakariyya...2000p. 241
      Hela, Goddess of Death...2000-2002p. 250
      "All That's My Mother"...2001p. 259
      The Hospital for the Negro Insane...2001p. 268
      The Medical Records...2001p. 279
      Soul Cleansing...2001p. 286
      Heavenly Bodies...2001p. 294
      "Nothing to Be Scared About"...2001p. 297
      The Long Road to Clover...2009p. 305
   Where They Are Nowp. 311
   Afterwordp. 315
   Acknowledgmentsp. 329
   Notesp. 338
   Indexp. 359