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The Resource The matter of the heart : a history of the heart in eleven operations, Thomas Morris

The matter of the heart : a history of the heart in eleven operations, Thomas Morris

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The matter of the heart : a history of the heart in eleven operations
Title
The matter of the heart
Title remainder
a history of the heart in eleven operations
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through the stories of eleven landmark heart surgeries between 1945 and 2005, Morris shows the achievements made by cardiac surgeons -- and the committed bravery, occasional arrogance, jealous rivalry, and incredible ingenuity they displayed to get the job done. Peer over the surgeon's shoulders and into the miracle of the human body, and discover the history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives
Summary
In 11 landmark operations, the author shows the evolution of the heart surgery from the trail-blazing "blue baby" procedure that transformed wheezing infants into healthy children to the first human heart transplant to the first artificial heart and more
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618783
Cataloging source
DLC
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Morris, Thomas
Dewey number
617.4/12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Heart surgeons
  • MEDICAL / Cardiology
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of the heart in eleven operations
Label
The matter of the heart : a history of the heart in eleven operations, Thomas Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical (pages 351-354) 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
Bullet to the heart -- Blue babies -- "A sensible hissing" -- Ice baths and monkey lungs -- Rubber balls and pig valves -- Metronomes and nuclear reactors -- "Strong and peculiar symptoms" -- One life, two hearts -- Clinical trial by media -- Fantastic voyage -- I, Robot (surgeon)
Control code
ocn983640649
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250117168
Lccn
2017041084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983640649
Label
The matter of the heart : a history of the heart in eleven operations, Thomas Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical (pages 351-354) 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
Bullet to the heart -- Blue babies -- "A sensible hissing" -- Ice baths and monkey lungs -- Rubber balls and pig valves -- Metronomes and nuclear reactors -- "Strong and peculiar symptoms" -- One life, two hearts -- Clinical trial by media -- Fantastic voyage -- I, Robot (surgeon)
Control code
ocn983640649
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250117168
Lccn
2017041084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983640649

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