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Five quarts : a personal and natural history of blood  Cover Image Book Book

Five quarts : a personal and natural history of blood

Hayes, Bill 1961- (Author).

Summary: A personal and informative exploration of the history of human blood traces attitudes toward the vital substance, from ancient times, through a Victorian Europe decimated by hemophilia, to today's modern day high-tech laboratories. Writer Hayes is our guide on a whirlwind journey through history, literature, mythology, and science by means of the great red river that runs five quarts strong through our bodies. Along the way, there will be world-changing triumphs: William Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood; Dr. Paul Ehrlich's Nobel-Prize-winning work in immunology; Dr. Jay Levy's co-discovery of the virus that causes AIDS. This is also a personal voyage, in which Hayes recounts the impact of the vital fluid in his daily life, from growing up with five sisters and their monthly cycles, to coming out as a gay man during the explosive early days of the AIDS epidemic.--From publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 0345456874
  • ISBN: 9780345456878
  • ISBN: 0345456882
  • ISBN: 9780345456885
  • Physical Description: print
    290 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-275) and index.
Subject: Blood
Medicine History
History of Medicine

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