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Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce

By: Douglas Starr

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Warner Books: 2000

Seller ID: 247591

ISBN: 075153000X

Condition: Near Fine Condition


The story of blood is a story of transformation, divided into three eras. The first period, from antiquity to the early twentieth century, involves the transformation of blood from a magical substance - the blood of Christ as holy sacrament - to a component of human anatomy, capable of being studied and turned into a source of healing. In the next era, which lasts until the end of the Second World War, the scientific curiosity of blood becomes a strategic material. We see medical scientists master the resource, learning the techniques of mass collections and storage, ironically aided in their ... View more info