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    Blood work : a tale of medicine and murder in the scientific revolution / Holly Tucker
    PRINTED MATL | W.W. Norton | c2011. | 1st ed.
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    Edition
    1st ed.
    Description
    xxix, 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
    Bibliography
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Summary
    A sharp-eyed expose of the deadly politics, murderous plots, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first blood transfusions in seventeenth-century Europe.
    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.
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    9780393070552 (hardcover) :
    0393070557 (hardcover)
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