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Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700

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In late medieval and early modern Europe, definitions of blood in medical writing were slippery and changeable: blood was at once the red fluid in human veins, a humor, a substance governing crucial Galenic models of bodily change, a waste product, a cause of corruption, a source of life, a medical cure, a serum appearing under the guise of all other bodily secretions, and ...more
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Published May 4th 2018 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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