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Blood work : a tale of medicine and murder in the scientific revolution / Holly Tucker.

Author/Creator:
Tucker, Holly.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xxix, 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Blood -- Transfusion -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Denis, Jean-Baptiste, d. 1704.
Medical subjects:
Denis, Jean Baptiste, d. 1704.
Blood Transfusion -- history -- Europe.
History, 17th Century -- Europe.
Homicide -- history -- Europe.
Human Experimentation -- history -- Europe.
Public Opinion -- Europe.
Science -- history -- Europe.
Summary:
A sharp-eyed expose of the deadly politics, murderous plots, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first blood transfusions in seventeenth-century Europe.
Contents:
The doctor and the madman
Circulation
The age of vivisection
Plague and fire
Philosophical transactions
Noble ambitions
How high will he not climb?
The king's library
The philosopher's stone
The blood of a beast
The Tower of London
Bedlam
Monsters and marvels
The widow
The affair of the poisons
Chimeras.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780393070552 (hardcover)
0393070557 (hardcover)
OCLC:
601108898
Publisher Number:
99942536198
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