Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce

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Harper Collins, 7 mrt. 2000 - 496 pagina's

Powerfully involving narrative and incisive detail, clarity and inherent drama: Blood offers in abundance the qualities that define the best popular science writing. Here is the sweeping story of a substance that has been feared, revered, mythologized, and used in magic and medicine from earliest times--a substance that has become the center of a huge, secretive, and often dangerous worldwide commerce.

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Blood was described by judges as "a gripping page-turner, a significant contribution to the history of medicine and technology and a cautionary tale. Meticulously reported and exhaustively documented."

 

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BLOOD: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce

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Seasoned journalist and former field biologist Starr writes an outstandingly lively history, based largely on archival research and interviews, of an unexpectedly dramatic topic: the international ... Volledige review lezen

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Starr, codirector of the graduate program in science journalism at Boston University, energetically plunges into the social, ethical, and economic history of one of the most mysterious and culturally ... Volledige review lezen

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The Blood of a Gentle Calf
3
There Is No Remedy As Miraculous As Bleeding
17
A Strange Agglutination
31
BLOOD WARS
51
Blood on the Hoof
53
Prelude to a Blood Bath
72
War Begins
88
Blood Cracks like Oil
101
Blood at the Front
122
Notes
365
Acknowledgments
423
Illustrations follow pages 78 and 174
429
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2000)

Douglas Starr is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Codirector of the Graduate program in Science Journalism at Boston University. A former newspaper reporter and field biologist, he has written on the environment, medicine, and science for a variety of publications including Smithsonian, Audubon, and Sports Illustrated. Starr lives near Boston with his wife and two sons.

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