We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of this online visual narrative for the 2013 CBC Massey Lectures, Blood: The Stuff of Life. Photo and video credits follow.

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Lawrence Hill, Author

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Image and Video Credits


Lecture 1: Blood Counts

Heartbeat loop video: Pond5, by E_Rocka

Red blood cells image - unknown

White blood cell image by NovImmune SA, used with permission

Poppy field in Tuscany video: Pond5, by ronnybas

History of Blood Gallery:
  1. Marble bust of Aristotle, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Lysippos, National Museum of Rome (330 BC)
  2. The Four Humours, unknown
  3. The Four Temperaments by Georg Pencz, 16th century
  4. Letting blood from a patient, from The Medieval Cookbook
  5. Bloodletting antique business card
  6. A surgeon preparing to let blood by cupping, by Jan Baptist Lambrechts (1680- 1731)
  7. Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, by Sir Edward Poynter (1878)
  8. Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Barbara Kraft, 1819 Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1795 Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1801-05
  9. Portrait of Robert Koch, 1907, National Institute of Health Louis Pasteur by Félix Nadar (1820-1910)
  10. Image of veins from Harvey's exercitatio, by William Harvey (1578-1657)
  11. Jean-Baptiste Denis transfusion to Antoine Mauroy, from a 1692 German medical textbook
  12. Image of the article Observations on Transfusions of Blood by Dr. Blundell in The Lancet, 1829
  13. Karl Landsteiner on the 1000 Austrian Schilling
  14. The transfusion of blood, an operation at the Hôpital du Pitié, Paris, from Harper's Weekly, July 4, 1874
  15. Private Roy W. Humphrey of Toledo, Ohio is being given blood plasma after he was wounded by shrapnel in Sicily on 8/9/43, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.
  16. Canadian Blood Transfusion Unit which operated during the Spanish Civil War. Dr. Norman Bethune is at the right. ca. 1936-1938 from Library and Archives Canada, PA-117423
  17. "After receiving first aid treatment in practice raid in Washington, DC, air-raid "victim" is removed to hospital by a Medical Corps of the Office of Civilian Defense." The physician is Dr. Charles Drew. National Archives and Records Administration 535826. ca 1941-1945.
  18. Menstrual Synchrony diagrams from Wikimedia Commons by Altg20April2nd

DNA molecule: Pond5, by 4@SergeyNivens

Mosquito sucking blood video: Pond5, by richardjones

Lecture 2: Truth & Honour

Mayan calendar image - unknown via Wallpapers Wide.

Dark Clouds timelapse video: Pond5, by UtahHighDef

Aztec sacrifice image - unknown

Human Sacrifice Gallery:

  1. The Sacrifice of Isaac, Caravaggio, 1603
  2. The Sacrifice of Isaac, Rembrandt, 1635
  3. The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli, 1482-85
  4. Saturn Devouring His Son, Francisco de Goya, 1820
  5. Judith Slaying Holofernes, Artemisia Gentileschi, 1611-1620

About 3,000 Baekseok University students create the shape of a drop of blood as part of a campaign to encourage blood donation. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)

Blood bag video: CBC Television

1st Sergeant Rance Richardson, a veteran of two World Wars, takes a break along the Numa-Numa Trail on the South Pacific island of Bougainville, April 4, 1944 - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Portrait of Charles R. Drew, painted by Betsy Graves Reyneau - National Archives and Records Administration, 559199

Black pilots video: CBC Television

Ben Johnson video: CBC Television

Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson celebrates Olympic gold in the 100 meters, a medal that would later be taken away because of a positive steroids test, Sept. 24, 1988 (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher)

American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong crosses the finish line during 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, July 19, 2009 (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Dr. John Chute, Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Cellular Therapy Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, holds irradiated human white blood cells in his lab at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., Thursday,April 22, 2010 (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

Blood cells under a microscope video: Pond 5, by cobian77

Lecture 3: Blood & Belonging

Tree with god rays video: Pond5, by gfrisinger

Pierre Trudeau is shown in a Nov. 8, 1993 file photo. Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz

Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech in the Federal Liberal leadership in Ottawa, April 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

Political Dynasties Gallery:

  1. A painting of President John Adams by Asher B. Durand (1767-1845) - U.S. Navy photo, AND John Quincy Adams, by George Peter Alexander Healy, 1858
  2. Robert F. Kennedy appearing before Platform Committee, August 19, 1964. Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report, donated to the Library of Congress, AND Ted Kennedy official photo portrait, U.S. Congress AND President John F. Kennedy (1961) - Executive Office of the President of the United States
  3. Official portrait of George H. W. Bush, Executive Office of the President of the United States AND Official photograph portrait of former U.S. President George W. Bush. White house photo by Eric Draper
  4. Fidel Castro and Raul Castro - Agência Brasil, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Brazil
  5. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India with Mohandas Gandhi, right, as they chuckled together in Bombay on July 6, 1946 (AP Photo), AND an undated photo of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (AP Photo)
  6. Kim Il Sung portrait reproduced under the Copyright Law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Article 32, AND Kim Jong-Il, centre, arrives at the 15th anniversary of his father's death, July 8, 2009 (AP Photo/KRT via APTN), AND North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gestures during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013 in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 28, 2013. Reuters/KCNA
  7. Pierre Trudeau is shown in a Nov. 8, 1993 file photo and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday June 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
  8. Royal Family: CBCNews.ca with photos from Getty, AP and Reuters

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, July 23, 2013 (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

DNA molecule: Pond5 by 4@SergeyNivens, 24985044

Canada Flag video: Paul Gorbould

Working activities at a Japanese internment camp, Library and Archives Canada/PA-170423

A group of interned Japanese-Canadian men at a road camp, Library and Archives Canada / PA-118000

Arm image: Erica Lord

Las castas (Casta painting containing complete set of 16 casta combinations) - Anonymous, 18th century, Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Tepotzotlán, Mexico

Dennis Redmoon of the Seminole-Cherokee Nation watches during the grand opening procession of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian 21 September, 2004 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Lecture 4: Power & Spectacle

Guillotine image by Ludo29880 via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

An injured fan reacts during the Greek Cup basketball final in Athens, Feb. 10 2013 (AP Photo/Newsports/03973374)

Muhammad Ali delivers a crashing left to Ernie Terrell's body during their 15-round contest in the Astrodome, Houston, Texas, February 6, 1967 (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Hockey fight video: The "Punch-up in Piestany" (Czechoslovakia) - a bench-clearing brawl between the Canadian and Soviet world junior championship teams, Jan. 4, 1987 - CBC Television

Jay Rosehill of the Toronto Maple Leafs is held back by a linesman after having his face bloodied in a fight (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

May 17, 1968 file photo of an electric chair in the Death House at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, N.Y. (AP File Photo)

Storming of the Tuileries Palace painting by Jean Duplessis-Bertaux, 1793

Portrait of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) painting circa 1767-1768 by Martin van Meytens

Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria by Jean-Baptiste Gautier Dagoty, 1775

Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre (1754-1793), wearing his grand royal costume in 1779, paiting by Antoine-François Callet, 1789

Marie Antoinette's execution in 1793 at the Place de la Révolution, 1793 - unknown

Food for thought for the crowned heads, aquatint on paper, by Louis Villeneuve (1796-1842) - Musée Carnavalet via Assemblée nationale du France

Publicity image of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in a scene from The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Kimberley French)

Film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures of Daniel Radcliffe in a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)

Skulls of victims from the Rwandan Genocide found at the Nyamata Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, by Dylan Walters via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Photos of genocide victims at the Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, by Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Lecture 5: Secrets

Ink or blood cloud on paper grunge background video by philistymon via iStock #14676012

The sleepwalking Lady Macbeth, by Henry Fuseli (1741-1825)

Crime scene reconstructionist Rod Englert demonstrates types of blood spatter evidence in a 2011 murder trial (AP Photo/Hans Madsen, Pool - 01543301)

Belle da Costa Greene photo: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; neg. no. LC USZ 62 93225

Cover of The Nazi Officer's Wife, by Edith Hahn Beer (HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)

U.K. cover of Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin (Panther Books, 1964)

Blood cell image - unknown

DNA image by Micah Baldwin via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800

"The President, Again" article by James Thomson Callender, from the Richmond Recorder, September 1, 1802 via Encyclopedia Virginia

Heartbeat loop video: Pond5, by E_Rocka

About the Author

Lawrence Hill author photo: Farhang Ghajar

Lawrence Hill out for a run during his time working with Crossroads International in Niger, 1979, courtesy of the author

Lawrence Hill at 8 or 9 years old with dog Rip and friends in the Don Mills area of Toronto. From left: Robert Hadfield, Lawrence Hill, John Hadfield and Lawrence's brother, Dan Hill, courtesy of the author

Lawrence Hill's five children, laughing at home in 2012. Bottom left: Eve Freedman, mid left: Caroline Hill, top: Genevieve Hill, bottom right: Beatrice Freedman, mid right: Andrew Hill, courtesy of the author

Daniel G. Hill III and his wife Donna at home with their children, Dan, Lawrence and Karen, ca. 1958. Daniel G. Hill fonds - F 2130-9-2-11 - Archives of Ontario, I0027965

Daniel G. Hill Jr. and May Edwards Hill 50th wedding anniversary, 1967. Lawrence Hill is in the front row, third from the right. Daniel G. Hill fonds - F 2130-9-2-6.1 - Archives of Ontario, I0027967