The Matter of the Heart

A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations

Author: Thomas Morris

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250117178

Category: History

Page: 368

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An eye-opening and heroic story of pioneering heart surgeons, structured around eleven operations. For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where no one had dared go before. The following decades saw the mysteries of the heart exposed, thanks to pioneering surgeons, brave patients and even sacrificial dogs. In eleven landmark operations, Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph, reckless bravery, swaggering arrogance, jealousy and rivalry, and incredible ingenuity: the trail-blazing ‘blue baby’ procedure that transformed wheezing infants into pink, healthy children; the first human heart transplant, which made headline news around the globe. And yet the heart still feels sacred: just before the operation to fit one of the first artificial hearts, the patient’s wife asked the surgeon if he would still be able to love her. The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon’s shoulder, showing us the heart’s inner workings and failings. It describes both a human story and a history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives.
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Medical Record

Author: George Frederick Shrady,Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Ian Fleming's James Bond

Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming's Bond Stories

Author: John Griswold

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425931006

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 476

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The main subject of the book is best stated in a quote from C. S. Lewis: "Often we need not so much to be taught as to be reminded." As I said in the Foreword, "How many times over the years I have reached for a scrap of paper or underlined a passage or quotation in a book, noting something that seemed wise and useful. However, as I review my notes, I frequently come upon some guideline to positive thought or behavior that I have simply let drift from my memory and have neglected to practice." The remedy? That is the purpose of this book: to summarize, briefly enough for quick and regular review, words of wisdom I have found important enough to remember.
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The History of British India

A Chronology

Author: John F. Riddick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322808

Category: History

Page: 367

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This volume includes topical studies, biographies, and political history of British India from 1599-1947.
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The Origin and History of Missions

Containing Faithful Accounts of the Voyages, Travels, Labors and Successes of the Various Missionaries who Have Been Sent Forth to Evangelize the Heathen : Compiled from Authentic Documents, Forming a Complete Missionary Repository ...

Author: Thomas Smith,John Overton Choules

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Missions

Page: N.A

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