"Blood Work" Author Holly Tucker Kicks Off the "Medical Museum Science Café" Series in Silver Spring Next Month

April 18, 2011, Washington, D.C.: Holly Tucker, author of the new book "Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution," will be the inaugural speaker at a new series of science cafes hosted by the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

The science café will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Silver Spring Civic Building's Fenton Room. The Civic Building is located at One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Tucker's new work reveals the bizarre true tale of one of the world's first blood transfusions. According to the publisher's website, "Blood Work" is a " ...sharp-eyed exposé of the deadly politics, murderous plots, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first blood transfusions in seventeenth-century Europe."

NMHM is in the midst of relocating to Silver Spring, Maryland this year. New programs such as these science cafes, at venues in Silver Spring, will become a new and vital component of the Museum's outreach efforts during and even after the move is complete. Museum exhibits closed to the public at its present location in Washington, D.C., in advance of the relocation this year.