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

The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Robert 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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Robert Dunn
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Language
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"--
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Dunn, Rob R
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612.1/7
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP111.4
LC item number
.D86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 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
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The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Robert Dunn
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Electronic book
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316225809
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC9747E8-6790-482C-A832-80CE25202E86
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  • (OCoLC)900607812
  • (TLC)erc0000328446
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The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery, Robert Dunn
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316225809
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC9747E8-6790-482C-A832-80CE25202E86
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900607812
  • (TLC)erc0000328446

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