Strange Science: The History of Blood Transfusion

We may think of blood transfusion as a very modern scientific development, but as this timeline shows, the use of transfusions in medicine goes back to the seventeenth century, when physicians identified the circulatory system. What follows is a fascinating history that includes such oddities as transfusion from animal to human, transfusions using milk instead of blood, and more! The various topics covered in this timeline are great fodder for science fiction stories!

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