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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Monsieur [Jean-Baptiste] Denis

Reference number: EL/O1/53

Date: 23 December 1667


Details of the man who has had two blood transfusions; that the blood transfusion experiment had been recommended to hospital physicians; that blood transfusions might be able to cure dropsy, gout, scurvy, pox; questioning information from Danzig (Gdansk, Poland) of the man who was cured of pox and a woman of epilepsy by injecting their veins; wishes for details about the madman who had been given a blood transfusion

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23 December 1667
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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Monsieur [Jean-Baptiste] Denis, 23 December 1667, EL/O1/53, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 08 December 2023

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