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Blood and Socialism

in A Martian Stranded on Earth

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226454122
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226454146 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.003.0006
Blood and Socialism

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This chapter focuses on the collapse of Alexander Bogdanov's vision of a socialist society with his death in 1928. It highlights the transformation of the blood research institute into the center of a countrywide system of blood services following the extensive militarization of Russia. This chapter cites scientific journal reviews indicating the success of Bogdanov's ideas and investigates why the direction of blood research turned into medieval mysticism after his death.

Keywords: Alexander Bogdanov; socialist society; blood research institute; blood services; Russia; militarization; blood research; medieval mysticism

Chapter.  7486 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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