By Holly Tucker
“Excellent.... Tucker’s chronicle of the area of 17th-century technological know-how in London and Paris is fascinating.” —The Economist
In December 1667, maverick health professional Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into considered one of Paris’s so much infamous madmen. Days later, the madman used to be useless and Denis was once framed for homicide. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, lethal politics, and cutthroat rivalries at the back of the 1st transfusion experiments, Blood paintings takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, delivering an unforgettable portrait of an period that wrestled with an identical questions about morality and experimentation that hang-out scientific technology this day.
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We always stayed late on Friday nights. We shut our doors, pretended we’d gone home, then got a ton of work done. ” As expected, Jack answered on the second ring. ” A low voice rumbled through the line. “Has a miracle happened? Have you finally decided to give up all your pie-eyed idealism? I’ve been working on the director since you left. ” Amber barely held back her smile. This was exactly what she wanted to hear. But she couldn’t seem too eager, so she glanced at her elevator companion. “Hello, Jack.
Her blouse was still open, her bra swinging free, so he could have filled his hands with her breasts. He wanted to fill his hands with her breasts because she had great ones. But his hands were too busy dropping his trousers. Thankfully, she was helping him, her hands shaking as much as his. And when his pants and boxers finally dropped to his ankles, they both released a moan of pleasure. Her thong was in the way, and he started to peel it down. —and pulled him eye to eye. “I ripped yours,” she said.
Mandolin Hospital hadn’t had greenery, or at least none that she remembered. Back then, Amber had thought her work environment was clean and simple. Now she realized it had just been sterile and dead. Which was why she got a special thrill now out of helping corporate America find some green life in a very non-green world. This wasn’t her real job. It was just a way to make ends meet and help out the real plant lady—Mary—who was in bed right now suffering from an extremely painful spell of rheumatoid arthritis.
Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker