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Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution | Holly Tucker
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Excellent. . . . Tuckers chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating.The Economist In December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calfs blood into one of Pariss most notorious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting expos 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.
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jenniferw88
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#covercrush round 2. 7 books, 7 days, no explanation. Today I tag @LibraryCin if you haven't done it already.

BarbaraBB Round 2 😀👍🏼 3y
Chrissyreadit Your sharing some intriguing books! My virtual TBR is reaching infinite heights. 3y
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Keliz
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Somewhere on a lake

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Keliz
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This book is fascinating so far. And I love that I finally get to read outside 😎 #bookclub

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Brie
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I can never resist #subtitles with the words murder or madness in them. Or both! #aprilbookshowers

RealBooks4ever Me too! 😆💜 5y
LeahBergen Same. 👍🏼 5y
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jenniferw88
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5 ⭐
This book was very interesting to me because
1) I have had several transfusions over the years because of my ❤️ transplant; and
2) it would have helped with an essay I wrote back in 2013 for my MA in Eighteenth Century Studies!
#LitsyAtoZ T ✅
@BookishMarginalia @hollytucker

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Not a quote from the book, but saw this on Facebook and thought, yep, sounds about right for us bookaholics! (Except substitute husband for parents in my case!)

Sace Amen and amen! My husband always gets home before I do and I get busted every time. Doesn't stop me though! 6y
Cinfhen Oh this is SO TRUE❤️ 6y
BibliophileMomma Amen. My husband works nights so he's never awake when the mail or deliveries come. Lol. I usually have my books opened and shelved before he's even awake. 😉😉 6y
Sue Being single is awesome 😂 6y
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hollytucker
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Merci @bookriot for including me in your "100 Must Read Books on the History of Medicine." #11. Wow!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/bookriot.com/2017/03/15/100-must-read-books-about-t...

Hobbinol Wow! What a interesting list! @LeahBergen needs to take a gander at this. 6y
Tnovo I ❤️ books like this....just added to my "must find" list! ? 6y
Captivatedbybooks Yea soooo i so read that last name with an F 😂😂😂 6y
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hollytucker @Captivatedbybooks ha! I ran for student council in high school. Tucker, Tucker, vote for her and you can... That was not MY slogan!!! 6y
hollytucker @Tnovo hooray! Even though I'm gearing up for the new book, I loved writing this one! 6y
Captivatedbybooks 😂😂 but i love the title definitely got my attention. This will be put on my must read for 2017! 6y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol It IS a great list. Thanks, @Hobbinol !😘 6y
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jenniferw88
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A selection of #redspines and nail polishes, because why not add extra red?! I have more red spines on books than I thought! @jess.how #17rainbowbooks
Haven't actually got round to reading either the John Green or George RR Martin yet!

howjessicareads ❤❤ 6y
DeborahSmall Oscar Wilde is a great read 6y
jenniferw88 @DeborahSmall I know! I have the first two books but I really must get more of the series! Only problem is I'm running out of shelf space! 6y
DeborahSmall I read the first 3, sort of forgot about him, not sure how many more their are. I've got double copies of first 2, I must pass them to my sister as they're taking up precious space 6y
hollytucker Love this!! 6y
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jenniferw88
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#ToBeCompleted #March2017 @hollytucker
My 'B' & 'T' for #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia. (Just noticed if I read my 'L' as well I'll have a BLT sandwich! 😂)
The other two are just the books I'm reading on @SerialReader, they don't belong to any challenges!

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Prepping for "City of Light, City of Poison" I am busting this bad boy back out. It blends history, narrative, science, and mystery perfectly.

hollytucker Yay!!! 6y
BrainyHeroine @hollytucker I still haven't gotten my galley copy if City of Light. And you said it would be getting sent out over 2 weeks ago lol 6y
hollytucker They went out from the publisher a little late. (Their person was out of town). Should be on its way! Thanks for checking in! 6y
BrainyHeroine @hollytucker Thanks! I'm excited! 6y
hollytucker I'm nervous! It's crazy intense releasing a book into the world. 6y
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Tucker's book is a fascinating look at the politics, ego, religious belief, and fear that often characterize scientific work. I wouldn't advise reading it while eating.

pageturnersnook This sounds right up my street. I'm a psychology student so think this would be enjoyable for me. 6y
Baileythebookworm @lauraturner I think you'd enjoy it! She does a great job of fleshing out the lives and motivations of the major players 6y
pageturnersnook @Baileythebookworm oh definitely need to read this lne 6y
PennyNotSoDreadful One of my favorites! Compelling story w/rich details about the era 👍🏼 6y
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