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This review is from: Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce (Paperback)
An entertaining account of blood from a cultural and medical perspective that's studded with individual stories and historical context. I found it extremely interesting, learning a great deal about the challenges faced by the medical profession when developing blood transfusion into a reliable, lifesaving process and beyond. The scope of this book is enormous but I particularly enjoyed the insight into how medicine moved from quackery to a scientific discipline.
The book is not that easy to get hold of in the UK - I had to buy 2nd hand, however, I am glad I did and would happily recommend this excellent book to others.
It is very readable and littered with facts that will make you more interesting to people with an interest in blood-facts.