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The Resource Good blood : a doctor, a donor, and the incredible breakthrough that saved millions of babies, Julian Guthrie

Good blood : a doctor, a donor, and the incredible breakthrough that saved millions of babies, Julian Guthrie

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Good blood : a doctor, a donor, and the incredible breakthrough that saved millions of babies
Title
Good blood
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a doctor, a donor, and the incredible breakthrough that saved millions of babies
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Julian Guthrie
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1951 in Sydney, Australia, a fourteen-year-old boy named James Harrison was near death when he received a transfusion of blood that saved his life. A few years later, and half a world away, a shy young doctor at Columbia University realized he was more comfortable in the lab than in the examination room. Neither could have imagined how their paths would cross, or how they would change the world. In Good Blood, bestselling writer Julian Guthrie tells the gripping tale of the race to cure a horrible blood disease known as Rh disease that stalked families and caused a mother's immune system to attack her own unborn child. The story is anchored by two very different men on two continents: Dr. John Gorman in New York, who would land on a brilliant yet contrarian idea, and an unassuming Australian whose almost magical blood--and his unyielding devotion to donating it--would save millions of lives. Good Blood takes us from Australia to America, from research laboratories to hospitals, and even into Sing Sing prison, where experimental blood trials were held. It is a tale of discovery and invention, the progress and pitfalls of medicine, and the everyday heroics that fundamentally changed the health of women and babies" --
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Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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Guthrie, Julian
Dewey number
618.3/261
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gorman, John G
  • Harrison, James
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis
  • Blood diseases in pregnancy
  • Rho(D) immune globulin
  • Blood
  • Rh factor
  • Blood diseases in pregnancy
  • Blood
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Good blood : a doctor, a donor, and the incredible breakthrough that saved millions of babies, Julian Guthrie
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Contents
The making of a superhero -- The blood detective -- A home at the bank -- Life is a mystery -- The hobby of happiness -- The ferrets sneezed! -- The downside of a miracle -- Welcome to Sing Sing -- Red-blooded James -- The trials of prison -- A daring delivery -- A revolution in medicine -- Lights! Camera! Action! -- The first ladies -- "The switch of a light" -- A difficult dry spell -- A showstopping performance -- One of their own -- The mother of invention -- Golden arm, broken heart -- Peace in azaleas -- The lessons of a lifetime -- The infinite lifeline -- A war still being waged -- Epilogue: A war still being waged
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on1140780842
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781419743313
Lccn
2020932261
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1140780842
Label
Good blood : a doctor, a donor, and the incredible breakthrough that saved millions of babies, Julian Guthrie
Publication
Copyright
Contents
The making of a superhero -- The blood detective -- A home at the bank -- Life is a mystery -- The hobby of happiness -- The ferrets sneezed! -- The downside of a miracle -- Welcome to Sing Sing -- Red-blooded James -- The trials of prison -- A daring delivery -- A revolution in medicine -- Lights! Camera! Action! -- The first ladies -- "The switch of a light" -- A difficult dry spell -- A showstopping performance -- One of their own -- The mother of invention -- Golden arm, broken heart -- Peace in azaleas -- The lessons of a lifetime -- The infinite lifeline -- A war still being waged -- Epilogue: A war still being waged
Control code
on1140780842
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781419743313
Lccn
2020932261
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1140780842

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