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

ISBN-10: 0393342239
ISBN-13: 9780393342239
Edition: N/A
Authors: Holly Tucker
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Description: In 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

In 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.

Holly started working for an advertising agency at the age of 17, quickly landing a full-time job with them and working with Sophie for the first time. While selling ad space in magazine publishing she saw the opportunity to provide a new route to market for individual designer-makers. She lives in London with her partner Frank, and their son Harry, who is seven.

Note on Translations
Dramatis Personae
Prologue
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
Epilogue
Blood Transfusion: A Chronology
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index

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