The following references offer some historical perspective to the events described, as well as greater technical depth for those who are interested. It is by no means comprehensive.
Chapter 1. Special Delivery
"Isolation and Culture of a Virus from Human Cancer Tissue." Science News, 10 July 1971, p. 21.
"Race for Human Cancer Virus: Odds against Houston Team Lengthen." Science, 24 September 1971, p. 1220.
"USA and USSR Communication in Cancer Research," by Joseph F. Saunders, Biosciences Communications, 2, volume 2, (1976) p. 98.
Chapter 2. The Seed That Took
"Some Aspects of the Constitution and Behavior of Normal and Malignant Cells Maintained in Continuous Culture," by George O. Gey, The Harvey Lectures: Series L (1954-1955), Academic Press Inc., New York, N.Y., p. 154.
"George Otto Gey: The HeLa Cell and a Reappraisal of its Origin," by Howard Jones Jr., Victor A. Mckusick, Peter S. Harper, and Kuang-Dong Wuu, Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 1971, p. 945.
"History of Tissue Culture at Johns Hopkins," by Frederick B. Bang, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, volume 51, 1977, p. 516.
Chapter 3. HeLagram
"Studies on the Propagation in Vitro of Poliomyelitus Viruses," by William F. Scherer, Jerome Syverton, and George O. Gey, Journal of Experimental Medicine, volume 97, 1953, p. 695.
"Continuous subcultivation of epithelial-like cells from normal human tissues," by R.S. Chang, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, volume 87, 1954, p. 440.
"The origin of altered cell lines from mouse, monkey, and man, as indicated by chromosome and transplantation studies," by K.H. Rothfels, A.A. Axelrad, L. Siminovitch, E.A. McCulloch, and R.C. Parker, Proceedings of the Third Canadian Cancer Conference, 1959, p. 189.
"The establishment of a line (WISH) of human amnion cells in continuous cultivation," by Leonard Hayflick, Experimental Cell Research, volume 23, 1961, p. 14.
"Results of tests for the species of origin of cell lines by means of the mixed agglutination reaction," by D. Franks, B.W. Gurner, R.R.A. Coombs, and R. Stevenson, Experimental Cell Research, volume 28, 1962, p. 608.
"Collection, Preservation, Characterization, and Distribution of Cell Cultures," by Robert E. Stevenson, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Characterization and Uses of Human Diploid Cell Strains, Opatija, Yugoslavia, 1963, p. 417.
"Genetic Markers as Tracers in Cell Culture," by Stanley M. Garder, National Cancer Institute Monograph No. 26: Second Decennial Review Conference on Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 1967, p. 167.
"Apparent HeLa Cell Contamination of Human Heteroploid Cell Lines," by Stanley M. Garder, Nature, February 24, 1968, p. 750.
"Cell Culture Collection Committee in the United States," by Robert E. Stevenson, Cancer Cells in Culture, edited by H. Katsuta, University of Tokyo Press, 1968, p. 385.
"Extrinsic Cell Contamination of Tissue Cultures," by Cyril S. Stulberg, Contamination in Tissue Culture, edited by Jorgen Fogh, Academic Press, New York and London, 1973, p. 1.
Chapter 4. Out of Thin Air
"Oncogenesis in Vitro," by Leonard Hayflick, National Cancer Institute Monograph No. 26: Second Decennial Review Conference on Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 1967, p. 355.
"Nutritional Needs of Mammalian Cells in Tissue Culture," by Harry Eagle, Science, September 16, 1955, p. 501.
"Common Antigens in Tissue Culture Cell Lines," by Lewis L. Coriell, Milton G. Tall, and Helen Gaskill, Science, July 25, 1958, p. 198.
"Detection and Elimination of Contaminating Organisms," by L. Coriell, National Cancer Institute Monograph No. 7, April 1962, p. 33.
"Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes in Human Cell Cultures Determined by Sucrose-Agar Gel and Cellulose Acetate Zymograms," by w.O. Peterson Jr., C.S. Stulberg, N.K. Swanborg, and A.R. Robinson, Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, volume 128, 1968, p. 772.
"The Animal Cell Culture Collection," by C.S. Stulberg, L.L. Coriell, A.J. Kniazeff, and J.E. Shannon, In Vitro, volume 5, 1970, p. 1.
"Oncornavirus-like particles in He La Cells," by H. Bauer, J.H. Daams, KF. Watson, K Molling, H. Gelderblom, and W. Schafer, International Tournal of Cancer, volume 13, 1974, p.254.
"A Quest for the Mechanism of 'Spontaneous' Malignant Transformation in Culture with Associated Advances in Culture Technology," by Katherine K Sanford and Virginia J. Evans, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 1982, p. 895.
Chapter 5. In The Purple Palace
"Isolation of Oncornaviruses from Continuous Human Cell Cultures," by Victor M. Zhdanov, Valentine D. Soloviev, Tagir A. Beketemirov, Konstantin V. Ilyin, Albert F. Bykovsky, Nikolai P. Mazurenko, Iosif S. Irlin, and Felix I. Yershov, Intervirology, volume 1, 1973, p. 19.
"Mason-Pfizer virus characterization: A similar virus in a human amniotic cell line," by W.P. Parks, R.V. Gilden, A.F. Bykovsky et al., JournaI of Virology, volume 12, 1973, p. 1540.
"HeLa-Like Marker Chromosomes and Type-A Variant Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme in Human Cell Cultures Producing Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus-Like Particles," by W.A. Nelson-Rees, V.M. Zhdanov, P.K. Hawthorne, and R.R. Flandermeyer, TournaI of the National Cancer Institute, September 1974, p. 751.
Chapter 7. Mug Shots
"Quinacrine fluorescent karyotypes of human diploid and heteroploid lines," by O.J. Miller, D.A. Miller, P.W. Allderdice, V.G. Dev, and M.S. Grewal, Cytogenetics, volume 10, 1971, p. 338.
"Isolation of a Continuous Epithelioid Cell Line, HBT-3, from a Human Breast Carcinoma," by Robert H. Bassin, Ernest J. Plata, Brenda I. Gerwin, Carl F. Mattern, Daniel K. Haapala, and Elizabeth W. Chu, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, November 1972, p. 673.
"An Established Cell Line (HBT-39) From Human Breast Carcinoma," by Ernest J. Plata, Tadao Aoki, Diane D. Robertson, Elizabeth W. Chu, and Brenda I. Gerwin, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, April 1973, p. 849.
"Banded Marker Chromosomes as Indicators of Intraspecies Cellular Contamination," by Walter A. Nelson-Rees, Robert R. Flandermeyer, and Paula K. Hawthorne, Science, June 7, 1974, p. 1093.
"HeLa Cells: Contaminating Cultures around the World." by Barbara J. Culliton, Science, June 7, 1974, p. 1059.
"Human Breast Tumor Cell Lines: Identity Evaluation by Ultrastructure," by Gertrude C. Buehring and Adeline J. Hackett, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, September 1974, p.621.
Chapter 8. Spreading the Word
"The establishment of a Cell Strain (MAC-21) from a Mucoid Adenocarcinoma of the Human Lung," by Relda Cailleau, Cancer Research, July 1960, p. 837.
"Two Cell Lines (SH-2 and SH-3) Derived from Human Breast Cancer," by G. Seman, S.J. Hunter, and 1. Dmochowski, Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, volume 16, March 1975, p. 59.
Chapter 9. Damage Report
"Detection and Isolation of a New DNA Polymerase from Human Breast Tumor Cell Line HBT-3 by (dT) 12-18-Cellulose Chromatography," by Brenda 1. Gerwin and Robert H. Bassin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 1973, p. 2453.
"Present Status of MA160 Cell Line, Prostatic Epithelieum or HeLa Cells?" by Mukta M. Webber, Paul K. Horan, and Thomas R. Bouldin, Investigative Urology, volume 14, 1977, p. 335.
Chapter 10. Provenance
"Spontaneous in vitro Neoplastic Transformation of Adult Human Prostatic Epithelium," by Elwin E. Fraley, Sidney Ecker, and Monroe M. Vincent, Science, October 30, 1970, p. 541.
"Human Prostatic Carcinoma in Cell Culture: Preliminary Report on the Development and Characterization of an Epithelial Cell Line (EB33)," by K. Okada and F.H. Schroeder, Urological Research, volume 2, 1974, p. 111.
"Human Breast Cancer Cells in Continuous Cultivation Used to Determine Chemotherapy Sensitivity of the Patient from Whom They Are Derived," by Roland A. Pattillo and A.C.F. Ruckert, Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, volume 16, March 1975, p. 145.
"HeLa Cultures Defined," by Walter A. Nelson-Rees and Robert R. Flandermeyer, Science, January 9, 1976, p. 96.
"Examination of ATCC stocks for HeLa marker chromosomes in human cell lines," by K.S. Lavappa, M.L. Macy, and J.E. Shannon, Nature, January 22, 1976, p. 211.
"HeLa takes over," by Sandy Grimwade, Nature, January 22, 1976, p. 172.
"Cell Cultures: Confused and Contaminated," Science News, volume 109, 1976, p. 36.
"Characterization of an established cell line (SH 3) derived from pleural effusion of patient with breast cancer," by G. Seman, S.J. Hunter, R.C Miller, and L. Dmochowski, Cancer, volume 37, 1976, p. 1814.
Chapter 11. Another Run-in With Relda
"Human Lung Organ-Specific Antigens on Normal Lung, Lung Tumors, and a Lung Tumor Cell Line," by Richard Akeson, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, April 1977, p. 863.
"Lung Organ-Specific Antigens on Cells with HeLa Marker Chromosomes," letters by Walter A. Nelson-Rees, R.A. Akeson, and Relda Cailleau, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 1978, p. 1205.
Chapter 12. Showdown
"HeLa cells and their possible contamination of other cell lines: Karyotype studies," by W.K. Heneen, Hereditas, volume 82, 1976, p. 217.
"Foreword," by T.C Hsu, Mammalian Chromosome Newsletter, November 4, 1978, p. 103.
"A Human Breast Adenocarcinoma With Chromosome and Isoenzyme Markers Similar to Those of the HeLa Line," by Sen Pathak, Michael J. Siciliano, Relda Cailleau, Charles L. Wiseman, and T.C Hsu, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, February 1979, p. 263.
"A Molecular Approach to the Identification and Individualization of Human and Animal Cells in Culture: Isozyme and Allozyme Genetic Signatures," by Stephen J. O'Brien, John E. Shannon, and Mitchell H. Gail, In Vitro, volume 16, 1980, p. 119.
Chapter 13. Even the Best of Labs
"Some Characteristics of a Continuously Propagating Cell Derived from Monkey Heart Tissue," by Jonas E. Salk and Elsie N. Ward, Science, December 27, 1957, p. 1338.
"Immunological Paradoxes: Theoretical Considerations in the Rejection or Retention of Grafts, Tumors, and Normal Tissue," by Jonas Salk, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, October 14, 1969, p. 365.
"Isozyme stability in human heteroploid cell lines," by N. Auersperg and S.M. Gartler, Experimental Cell Research, volume 61, 1970, p. 465.
"A Permanent Heteroploid Human Cell Line with Type B Glucose-phosphate Dehydrogenase," by W.O. Peterson Jr., C.S. Stulberg, and W.F. Simpson, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, April 1971, p. 1187.
"Inter- and Intraspecies Contamination of Human Breast Tumor Cell Lines HBC and BrCa5 and Other Cell Cultures, by Walter A. Nelson-Rees and Robert R. Flandermeyer, Science, March 25, 1977, p. 1343.
"The Identification and Monitoring of Cell Line Specificity," by Walter A. Nelson-Rees, The Origin and Natural History of Cell Lines, edited by Claudio Barigozzi, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, 1978, p. 25.
"The Spector of Malignancy and Criteria for Cell Lines as Substrates for Vaccines," by Jonas Salk, Cell Substrates and Their Use in the Production of Vaccines and Other Biologicals, edited by John C. Petricciani, Hope E. Hopps, and Paul Chapple, Plenum Press, New York and London, 1979, p. 107.
"Characteristics of HeLa strains: Permanent vs. variable features," by W.A. Nelson-Rees, L. Hunter, G.J. Darlington, and S.J. O'Brien, Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, volume 27, 1980, p. 216.
Chapter 14. The Little Dutch Boy
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"Establishment of Two Human Cell Strains from Kidney and Reticulosarcoma of Lung," by J. van der Veen, 1. Bots, and A. Mes, Archiv fur die Gesamte Virusforschung, volume 8, 1958, p. 230.
"Comparison of the Effects of Various Cyclotron-Produced Fast Neutrons on the Reproductive Capacity of Cultured Human Kidney (T-1) Cells," by Paul Todd, Joseph Geraci, Paul S. Furcinitti, Randall M. Rossi, Fuminori Mikage, Richard B. Theus, and Carter B. Schroy, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, volume 4, 1978, p. 1015.
"The Effects of Caffeine on the Expression of Potentially Lethal and Sublethal Damage in Gamma-Irradiated Cultured Mammalian Cell," by Carter B. Schroy and Paul Todd, Radiation Research, volume 78, 1979, p. 312.
"Inactivation of Human Kidney Cells by High-Energy Monoenergetic Heavy-Ion Beams," by Eleanor A. Blakely, Cornelius A. Tobias, Tracy C.H. Yang, Karen e. Smith, and John T. Lyman, Radiation Research, volume 80, 1979, p. 122.
"Gamma Rays: Further Evidence for Lack of a Threshold Dose for Lethality to Human Cells," by Paul S. Furcinitti and Paul Todd, Science, October 26, 1979, p. 475.
"T-1 Cells Are HeLa and Not of Normal Human Kidney Origin," by Walter A. Nelson-Rees, Robert R. Flandermeyer, and David W. Daniels, Science, August 8, 1980, p. 719.
"Hendrik or Henrietta?" The Economist, November 15, 1980, p. 104.
"The Case of the Unmentioned Malignancy," by William J. Broad, Science, December 12, 1980, p. 1229.
Chapter 16. legacy
"Cross-Contamination of Cells in Culture," by W.A. Nelson-Rees, D.W. Daniels, and R.R. Flandermeyer, Science, April 24, 1981, p. 446.
"The Surface Character of Separated Prostatic Cells and Cultured Fibroblasts of Prostatic Tissue as Determined by Concanavalin-A Hemadsorption," by K. Oishi, J.C. Romijn, and F.H. Schroeder, The Prostate, volume 2, 1981, p. 11.
"Monoclonal Antibodies to Human Prostate and Bladder Tumor-associated Antigens, II by James J. Starling, Susan M. Sieg, Mary L. Beckett, Paul F. Schellhammer, Leopoldo E. Ladaga, and George L. Wright Jr., Cancer Research, August 1982/ p. 3084.
"U cells contain contaminants, II by William C. Wright, Sara Kaffe, Christian F. Holinka, Kari Cantell, Jacoba G. Kapsenberg, and Kurt Hirschhorn, Nature, January 27, 1983, p. 279.