Entry #?4

“CARREL’S NEW MIRACLE POINTS WAY TO AVERT OLD AGE! … SCIENTISTS GROW IMMORTAL CHICKEN HEART … DEATH PERHAPS NOT INEVITABLE” pg. 59

Carrel’s eccentricities fed into the media frenzy about his work.” pg.60

Carrel and his chicken heart are extremely sensationalist and the media is even more so. We can see that it is really hard for the general public to access true information that isn’t distorted and exaggerated. If the general public has this level of misinformation, I can only imagine the degree to which Henrietta’s family’s was. The impact of the family’s ignorance must’ve been great, and it isn’t even their fault. I wonder if the people writing such articles truly believe in what they write or if they exaggerate because they want to sell. 

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