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Author Tucker, Holly.

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

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    615.39 TUC    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxix, 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary A sharp-eyed expose of the deadly politics, murderous plots, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first blood transfusions in seventeenth-century Europe.
Subject Denis, Jean-Baptiste, -1704.
Blood -- Transfusion -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
ISBN 0393070557 (hardcover)
9780393070552 (hardcover)

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