Strange Blood

The Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in 19th Century Medicine and Beyond

In the mid-1870s, the experimental therapy of lamb blood transfusion spread like an epidemic across Europe and the USA. Doctors tried it as a cure for tuberculosis, pellagra and anemia; proposed it as a means to reanimate seemingly dead soldiers on the battlefield. It was a contested therapy because it meant crossing boundaries and challenging taboos. Was the transfusion of lamb blood into desperately sick humans really defensible?

The book takes the reader on a journey into hospital wards and lunatic asylums, physiological laboratories and 19th century wars. It presents a fascinating story of medical knowledge, ambitions and concerns – a story that provides lessons for current debates on the morality of medical experimentation and care.

30,00 € *

2020-04-27, ca. 200 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5163-8

Erscheint voraussichtlich bis zum 27. April 2020

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Boel Berner

Boel Berner, Linköping University, Schweden

Autor_in(nen)
Boel Berner
Buchtitel
Strange Blood The Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in 19th Century Medicine and Beyond
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
ca. 200
Ausstattung
kart., Klebebindung, 32 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5163-8
Warengruppe
1691
BIC-Code
MBX JFFZ PDX
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 MED051000 SOC000000 NAT039000 SCI034000
THEMA-Code
MBX JBFU PDX
Erscheinungsdatum
2020-04-27
Auflage
1
Themen
Medizin, Mensch, Tier
Adressaten
History of Medicine, Sociology, 19th Century History, History of Science, Medical Humanities
Schlagworte
Blood Transfusion, 19th Century, Lamb Blood, Clinical Practice, Medical History, Medicine, Human, Animal, History of Medicine, Human-Animal Studies, History of Science, Cultural History, History

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