The Resource Heart : a history, Sandeep Jauhar

Heart : a history, Sandeep Jauhar

Label
Heart : a history
Title
Heart
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Sandeep Jauhar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was the spark of life as well as somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in [this book], it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and developed the science to change the way we live. Deftly weaving together his own experiences with the defining discoveries of the past, 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 this most vital organ. He introduces us to Daniel Hale Williams, the African-American doctor who performed the world's first heart surgery in 1890s Chicago. We meet C. Walton Lillehei, who connected a patient's circulatory system to a healthy donor's, paving the way for the heart-lung machine. And we encounter Wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions of lives by inventing the pacemaker--by accident. Jauhar skillfully braids these tales of breakthrough, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family's history of heart ailments and the patients he's treated over many years to create a lucid chronicle of the organ responsible for life, but also responsible for the most deaths around the globe. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, contending that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices or procedures we invent. And he argues that paying more attention to the emotional states associated with the heart will be a key to living longer and better. Affecting, riventing, and beautifully written, Heart: A History takes the full measure of our life's most intimate enabler--the only organ that can move itself. "--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jauhar, Sandeep
Dewey number
612.1/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP111.4
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WG 200
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • Cardiology
  • MEDICAL / Cardiology
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Heart
Label
Heart : a history, Sandeep Jauhar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 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
Part I: Metaphor. A small heart ; Prime mover -- Part II: Machine. Clutch ; Dynamo ; Pump ; Nut ; Stress fractures ; Pipes ; Wires ; Generator ; Replacement parts -- Part III: Mystery. Vulnerable heart ; A mother's heart ; Compensatory pause
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780374168650
Lccn
2017055262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1012792033
  • (OCoLC)1012792033
Label
Heart : a history, Sandeep Jauhar
Publication
Note
Includes 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
Part I: Metaphor. A small heart ; Prime mover -- Part II: Machine. Clutch ; Dynamo ; Pump ; Nut ; Stress fractures ; Pipes ; Wires ; Generator ; Replacement parts -- Part III: Mystery. Vulnerable heart ; A mother's heart ; Compensatory pause
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780374168650
Lccn
2017055262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1012792033
  • (OCoLC)1012792033

Library Locations

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