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The Resource The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Rob Dunn

The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Rob Dunn

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The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery
Title
The man who touched his own heart
Title remainder
true tales of science, surgery, and mystery
Statement of responsibility
Rob Dunn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Purdue Fund
  • "The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process. Thought of as the seat of our soul, then as a mysteriously animated object, the heart is still more a mystery than it is understood. Why do most animals only get one billion beats? (And how did modern humans get to over two billion-effectively letting us live out two lives?) Why are sufferers of gingivitis more likely to have heart attacks? Why do we often undergo expensive procedures when cheaper ones are just as effective? What do Da Vinci, Mary Shelley, and contemporary Egyptian archaeologists have in common? And what does it really feel like to touch your own heart, or to have someone else's beating inside your chest? Rob Dunn's fascinating history of our hearts brings us deep inside the science, history, and stories of the four chambers we depend on most"--
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Dunn, Rob R
Dewey number
612.1/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP111.4
LC item number
.D86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Cardiology
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology (see also Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology)
  • SCIENCE / History
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
Label
The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Rob Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014019901
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780316225793
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014019901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Rob Dunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014019901
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780316225793
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014019901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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