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Darwin's Tavern Discussions

  • Nov 14, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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We are continuing the recurring Darwin's Tavern Discussions meetups. These discussions take place in the homes of our members.

The topic is "The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks" and the medical ethical issues surrounding human cell growth and research. The leader will be Chris.

I will provide the entree for this discussion. Please bring a side dish (vegetable, carbohydrate, salad) or dessert and your favorite drink. I would like to encourage our DT participants to bring healthy options as much as possible. For this Darwin's Tavern Discussion, I would appreciate a salad, some other fresh green vegetables as well as the usual assortment of bread, dessert, etc. Thanks!

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  • Robert C.

    Here's a story my Mother told me that would certainly violate many ethics today. I believe it was the father of my Mother's Uncle who had a strong bond with a former slave (this was probably after the CW) named, according to my Mother, Uncle Tom, but it is hard to know if she gets all facts right. Tom wanted to go to Medical school with the ancestor but died before school started. So my Uncles father boiled away the flesh so that he could take Tom's skeleton to use in his studies. So Uncle Tom got to go with him after all. A touching story in a weird way.

    November 18, 2012

  • Ann

    Not that I like using Wikipedia as a source, but this is all fairly accurate. If you are interested in seeing what scientists have done unethically in the name of science and why we need Institutional Review Boards (IRBs): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_experimentation_in_the_United_States

    November 15, 2012

  • Wade

    Great discussion Chris! And your home makes an excellent meeting spot. Thanks!

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bread and Irish butter

    November 13, 2012

  • Lucinamarie

    apple crisp

    November 13, 2012

  • Chris C.

    I will be making beef stew with carrots and potatoes in the slow cooker. Feel free to bring whatever to go with, and you know how I love desserts (hint hint, Steven F.)

    November 10, 2012

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