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Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226454122
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226454146 | DOI:

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This chapter outlines the history of blood transfusions in Russia prior to the establishment of Alexander Bogdanov's institute. It examines the ways information about blood transfusions filtered into Russia and describes the particular dynamics of relationship between scientists and their patrons. This chapter discusses the discipline-building efforts of scientists and their patrons during the first years of the Soviet regime and identifies the factors that hampered institutional development blood science.

Keywords: blood transfusion; Russia; Alexander Bogdanov; scientists; blood science; Soviet regime

Chapter.  6908 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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