Blood by Douglas Starr
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By Douglas Starr


An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce

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Format: Paperback / softback

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Blood by Douglas Starr

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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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780688176495
ISBN-10: 0688176496
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 156mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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