Strange Blood : The Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in 19th Century Medicine and Beyond / Boel Berner.Material type: BookSeries: Medical Humanities ; 5.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (216 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839451632.Subject(s): 19th Century | Animal | Clinical Practice | Cultural History | History of Medicine | History of Science | History | Human-Animal Studies | Human | Lamb Blood | Medical History | Medicine | HISTORY / Social HistoryOnline resources: Open Access | Cover
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Prologue -- Introduction: ‘The mighty influence of strange blood’ -- 1. Using the blood of others -- 2. Ambitions and connections -- 3. Blood on the battlefield -- 4. Blood for the lungs -- 5. Asylum experiments -- 6. Proofs and refutations -- 7. Transgressions -- 8. Winding up -- Epilogue: The return -- Notes -- Sources and Literature -- Acknowledgements -- Index of Places -- Index of Names
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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.The book takes the reader on a unique 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 valuable lessons for current debates on the morality of medical experimentation and care.
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