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- DescriptionIn December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calf's blood into one of Paris's most torious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting expose 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.
- Author BiographyHolly Tucker is a professor in the Department of French and Italian as well is in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and a Best Book of the Times Literary Supplement and Seattle Times. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and Aix-en-Provence, France.
- Author(s)Holly Tucker
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication22/05/2012
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Content Note33 illustrations
- Weight260 g
- Width140 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine22 mm
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