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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
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Rob Dunn
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True tales of science, surgery, and mystery
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eng
Summary
"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."--
Summary
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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10395901
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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
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  • Heart
  • Cardiology
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • Cardiology
  • Heart Diseases
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • 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
  • Cardiology
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • Heart
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adult
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true tales of science, surgery, and mystery
Label
The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Rob Dunn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-364) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The human heart -- The bar fight that precipitated the dawn of heart surgery -- The Prince of the Heart -- When art reinvented science -- Blood's orbit -- Seeing the thing that eats the heart -- The rhythm method -- Frankenstein's monsters -- Atomic cows -- Lighter than a feather -- Mending the broken heart -- War and fungus -- The perfect diet -- The beetle and the cigarette -- The book of broken hearts -- The evolution of broken hearts -- Sugarcoating heart disease -- Escaping the laws of nature -- Postscript : the future science of the heart
Control code
1083753
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780316225793
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014019901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316225793
  • (OCoLC)881140706
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 category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The human heart -- The bar fight that precipitated the dawn of heart surgery -- The Prince of the Heart -- When art reinvented science -- Blood's orbit -- Seeing the thing that eats the heart -- The rhythm method -- Frankenstein's monsters -- Atomic cows -- Lighter than a feather -- Mending the broken heart -- War and fungus -- The perfect diet -- The beetle and the cigarette -- The book of broken hearts -- The evolution of broken hearts -- Sugarcoating heart disease -- Escaping the laws of nature -- Postscript : the future science of the heart
Control code
1083753
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780316225793
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014019901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316225793
  • (OCoLC)881140706

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