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From the Ted Talk by Bill Schutt: How do blood transfusions work?

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Blood types hadn’t been discovered by Halsted’s time, though ______ had been experimenting with ____________ for centuries— mostly ______________. In 1667, a French physician _____ Jean-Baptiste Denis became the first to try the technique on a human. Denis transfused sheep’s blood into Antoine Mauroy, a man likely suffering from psychosis, in the hopes that it would ______ his symptoms. _________, Mauroy was in good spirits. But after a second transfusion, he developed a fever, severe pain in his lower back, intense burning in his arm, and he urinated a thick, black liquid.

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  5. afterward
  6. named

Original Text

Blood types hadn’t been discovered by Halsted’s time, though people had been experimenting with transfusions for centuries— mostly unsuccessfully. In 1667, a French physician named Jean-Baptiste Denis became the first to try the technique on a human. Denis transfused sheep’s blood into Antoine Mauroy, a man likely suffering from psychosis, in the hopes that it would reduce his symptoms. Afterward, Mauroy was in good spirits. But after a second transfusion, he developed a fever, severe pain in his lower back, intense burning in his arm, and he urinated a thick, black liquid.

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