A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific RevolutionBook - 2011 | 1st ed.
A sharp-eyed expose of the deadly politics, murderous plots, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first blood transfusions in seventeenth-century Europe.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 615.39 TUCKER
Characteristics: xxix, 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
From Library Staff
Tucker reveals that the development of blood transfusion (now viewed as a common life-saving procedure) was chaotic, competitive, and ridden with gruesome experiments on animals and people. Nonfiction doesn't get more horridly gripping than this.
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