By Holly Tucker
“Excellent.... Tucker’s chronicle of the area of 17th-century technological know-how in London and Paris is fascinating.” —The Economist
In December 1667, maverick medical professional Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into considered one of Paris’s so much infamous madmen. Days later, the madman used to be lifeless and Denis was once framed for homicide. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, lethal politics, and cutthroat rivalries at the back of the 1st transfusion experiments, Blood paintings takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, offering an unforgettable portrait of an period that wrestled with an identical questions on morality and experimentation that hang-out scientific technological know-how this present day.
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