June 15, 1667

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1667, Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully documented human blood transfusion. He transferred twelve ounces of sheep’s blood into a 15-year old French boy. To prepare the boy for the transfusion he was bleed 20 times by leeches. To everyone’s amazement, the boy survived and escaped to the mountain valleys of the French Alps where he lived for the next 47 years tending his herd of sheep and throwing large, sharp rocks at anyone who even looked like a doctor, barber, or scientist.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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