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Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce

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Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce

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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."

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 <I>Smithsonian, Audubon,</I> and <I>Sports Illustrated</I>. Starr lives near Boston with his wife and two sons.

ISBN: 9780688176495

ISBN-10: 9780688176495

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 03/07/2000 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/07/2000 - 12:00am

Pages: 496

Language: English

Categories

Science / History

Medical

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