[HeLa Cancer Cell]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Eskind_VUMC-Cancer_Cell-1956-42.jpg
Creation: 1956

Dr. Ernest Goodpasture was chair of pathology at Vanderbilt University from 1924-1955 and remains known for his work developing vaccines by culturing them in fertile chicken eggs. Goodpasture used so-called immortal HeLa cells as many pathologists did after they became available in 1951.The line was derived from cervical cancer cells (circled in red) taken on February 8, 1951, from cancer patient Henrietta Lacks.

Title

[HeLa Cancer Cell]

Date

Creation: 1956

Description

Dr. Ernest Goodpasture was chair of pathology at Vanderbilt University from 1924-1955 and remains known for his work developing vaccines by culturing them in fertile chicken eggs. Goodpasture used so-called immortal HeLa cells as many pathologists did after they became available in 1951.The line was derived from cervical cancer cells (circled in red) taken on February 8, 1951, from cancer patient Henrietta Lacks.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0029, Ernest Goodpasture Papers, Series 13, Box 19b, Folder 1, Image 42

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Eskind_VUMC-Cancer_Cell-1956-42.jpg

Citation

“[HeLa Cancer Cell],” Gallery, accessed November 19, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/777.