Shadwell, Thomas, The Virtuoso, ed. Marjorie Hope Nicholson and David Stuart Rodes (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press), 1966.
A seventeenth-century play that discusses the Royal Society and blood transfusion. Pears, Iain, An Instance of the Fingerpost (1997), (London: Vintage), 1998. A novel involving blood transfusion and many of the characters in this book.
Coward, Barry,The Stuart Age — England 1603 —1714 (London: Longman Group UK Limited), 2nd edn, 1994.
An accessible introduction to this period of English history, with comments on the rise of science and medicine within English society.
Loux, Francois, Pierre-Martin de la Martinie're, un médecin au XVIIesié'cle (Paris: Imago) 1988.
A biography of one of Denis' most vocal detractors — chapter 5 looks specifically at his stance against transfusion.