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Blood work : a tale of medicine and murder in the scientific revolution
Title:
Blood work : a tale of medicine and murder in the scientific revolution
ISBN:
9780393070552
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
Physical Description:
xxix, 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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.
Abstract:
A sharp-eyed expose of the deadly politics, murderous plots, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first blood transfusions in seventeenth-century Europe.
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