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Blood Work

A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

Holly Tucker (Vanderbilt University)



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21 May 2012
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.
By:   Holly Tucker (Vanderbilt University)
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   261g
ISBN:   9780393342239
ISBN 10:   0393342239
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   21 May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Holly Tucker is an associate professor at Vanderbilt University's Center for Medicine, Health & Society and Department of French & Italian. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reviews for Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

Smart and addictive. --Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner's Handbook

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