By Holly Tucker
“Excellent.... Tucker’s chronicle of the realm of 17th-century technological know-how in London and Paris is fascinating.” —The Economist
In December 1667, maverick doctor Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one among Paris’s such a lot infamous madmen. Days later, the madman was once useless and Denis used to be framed for homicide. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, lethal politics, and cutthroat rivalries in 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 on morality and experimentation that hang-out clinical technology this present day.
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Keeping this information to themselves, the police quietly continued their work in The Neuk though now their minds weren’t concentrated on possible domestic accidents – they were searching for clues in what looked like a double killing. The Neuk didn’t throw up any more clues so the police turned their attention to local chemist shops where they would store arsenic. They started with the one where John Hutchison worked as a dispenser and, sure enough, the logs showed that a bottle of arsenic was missing.
Still no movement. Desperate for the toilet, he cocked his head round the door and immediately regretted it. There, slumped on the floor, was the blood-drenched body of a teenage boy. Turning, he fled through the door, splashing in a puddle of blood as he went. A puddle he hadn’t noticed on the way in. No one had. Nor had they noticed the streaks of blood, hair and skull bone on the walls and floor. A short while earlier a man had used the urinal and heard desperate gurgling coming from the cubicle.
Knowing about the cops’ visit to his employers, he had told friends he was going south for the day. John Hutchison had no intention of coming back. Hutchison was a bit of a playboy, unlike his very sober-minded parents. He wore the best suits, attended the wildest balls with landed gentry, gambled on the horses – as gentlemen did back then – and always drove brand-new fast cars, frequently exchanging them for bigger, sleeker models when he got bored. Given his father’s standing in society, no one had thought anything of this – till now.
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