From HeLa Cells to Hospice Care


A new exhibit featuring popular works on health topics from Dana’s collections is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. These works serve both the consumer health and current awareness needs of the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care communities.

The exhibit “From HeLa Cells to Hospice Care” features books such as the memoirs of Michael J. Fox and his struggles with Parkinson’s disease, and the story of Henrietta Lacks, the African American woman from whom HeLa cells originated. Other topics include DNA and the Human Genome Project, the nation’s first Navajo woman surgeon and her struggles to combine western medicine with Native American medicine, and end-of-life advice and guidance including the benefits of hospice care.

These and other works written for the public and health care communities are available for check-out from the Dana Medical Library. Contact the Reference Desk at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu for more information.