Heart

A History
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.72 hours)
Product Number: Z100109281
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974904662
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Description

For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in The Heart, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that changed the way we live. Deftly alternating between historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ, braiding those tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of the patients he's treated over the years. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, boldly arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. Affecting and engaging, The Heart takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.

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Author(s): Sandeep Jauhar
Genre: Science, History

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CD
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Author(s): Sandeep Jauhar
Narrator(s): Patrick Lawlor
Genre: Science, History
Product Number DD40448
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974904648
eBook
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Author(s): Sandeep Jauhar
Product Number EB00718877
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374717001

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