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The Resource Human heart, cosmic heart : a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease, Thomas Cowan, MD

Human heart, cosmic heart : a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease, Thomas Cowan, MD

Label
Human heart, cosmic heart : a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease
Title
Human heart, cosmic heart
Title remainder
a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cowan, MD
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke grad?bright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalism?when he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price -- two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was?and continues to be?practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner's provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner's claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease -- with its origins in the blood vessels -- is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body's most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves--and one another
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowan, Thomas
Dewey number
616.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cardiology
  • Heart
  • Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Heart
  • Medicine
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Alternative Therapies
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Heart
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living
  • MEDICAL / Alternative & Complementary Medicine
  • MEDICAL / Cardiology
Label
Human heart, cosmic heart : a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease, Thomas Cowan, MD
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doubting Thomas -- Circulation -- The misery index -- The geometry of the heart -- Defining the questions -- What doesn't cause heart attacks -- What does cause heart attacks -- Stepping forth -- Treating the heart -- The cosmic heart -- A heart of gold -- What's love got to do with it?
Control code
1728498
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781603586191
Lccn
2016026012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781603586191
  • (OCoLC)951415992
Label
Human heart, cosmic heart : a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease, Thomas Cowan, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doubting Thomas -- Circulation -- The misery index -- The geometry of the heart -- Defining the questions -- What doesn't cause heart attacks -- What does cause heart attacks -- Stepping forth -- Treating the heart -- The cosmic heart -- A heart of gold -- What's love got to do with it?
Control code
1728498
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781603586191
Lccn
2016026012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781603586191
  • (OCoLC)951415992

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