Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

It's not what you first thought it was...

...trawling eBay for Whovian bargains, my eye was caught by an entry which ran as follows:
Blood and Justice: The 17th Century Parisian Doctor Who
Sounds interesting - another bit of canon that I had been unaware of, I thought. But then I checked out the full listing:
The 17th Century Parisian doctor who made blood transfusion history...

In 1667 a Parisian doctor by the name of Jean-Baptiste Denis performed an operation that had never previously been attempted - he transfused blood into another human being.
Ah well, that explains it. (That phrase "made blood transfusion history" is odd, isn't it? Makes it sound like he had it abolished!)

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