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

Author/Creator:
Morris, Thomas, author.
Publication:
London : The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Surgery -- History.
Surgery, Experimental -- History.
Surgery -- Technological innovations.
Heart -- Surgery -- History.
Heart -- Diseases.
Human anatomy.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- History.
Medical innovations.
Heart -- Surgery.
Surgery.
Medical subjects:
Thoracic Surgery -- history.
Cardiac Surgical Procedures -- history.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
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 stroies 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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-401) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9781847923929
1847923925
9781847923912
1847923917
OCLC:
988902342
Publisher Number:
99972638941