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Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution Holly Tucker

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

Holly Tucker

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“Excellent. . . .Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century sciencein London and Paris is fascinating.”—The EconomistIn December 1667, maverickphysician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notoriousmadmen. Days later,More“Excellent. . . .Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century sciencein London and Paris is fascinating.”—The EconomistIn December 1667, maverickphysician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notoriousmadmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. Ariveting exposé of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalriesbehind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to thestreets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestledwith the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medicalscience today.