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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 by Boel Berner
English | PDF | 2020 | 216 Pages | ISBN : 3837651630 | 5 MB

In the mid-1870s, the experimental therapy of lamb blood transfusion spread like an epidemic across Europe and the USA. Doctors tried to use 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.