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

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Strange Blood The Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in 19th Century Medicine and Beyond
Strange Blood The Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in 19th Century Medicine and Beyond
Regular price Rs.1,000
Sale price Rs.1,600
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.

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