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dc.contributor.authorBerner, Boel
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:51:49Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:51:49Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20200610_9783839451632_12
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39503
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38078
dc.description.abstractIn 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMedical Humanities
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.otherBlood Transfusion
dc.subject.other19th Century
dc.subject.otherLamb Blood
dc.subject.otherClinical Practice
dc.subject.otherMedical History
dc.subject.otherMedicine
dc.subject.otherHuman
dc.subject.otherAnimal
dc.subject.otherHistory of Medicine
dc.subject.otherHuman-Animal Studies
dc.subject.otherHistory of Science
dc.subject.otherCultural History
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.titleStrange Blood
dc.title.alternativeThe Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in 19th Century Medicine and Beyond
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14361/9783839451632
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7e97f9b9-be2b-4d9c-a928-3c8ebdfa443c
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nametranscript Verlag
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.transcript-verlag.de
oapen.imprinttranscript Verlag
oapen.pages216
dc.dateSubmitted2020-06-10T14:51:43Z
dc.seriesnumber5


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