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Blood Work - by Holly Tucker (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Science

Sub-Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Author: Holly Tucker

Language: English

TCIN: 78144263
UPC: 9780393342239
Item Number (DPCI): 247-24-0736


In December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calf's blood into one of Paris's most notorious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting expos of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestled with the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medical science today.

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