Pepys and blood transfusion?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:334
  1. D F Scott, retired clinical neurophysiologist
  1. London

On 21 November 1667, Samuel Pepys was in discussion with colleagues at the Tavern in St. Clements Churchyard and:

they discourse of a man that is a little frantic (that hath been a kind of minister, Dr. Wilkins saying that he hath read for him in his church) that is poor and a debauched man, that the College have hired for 20s to have some of the …

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