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Publisher: Kent State University Press: May 2006
Seller ID: 163822
Binding: Paper Back
Reflections on the cultural and biomedical understandings of the human heart
"Humans from ancient times have interpreted the heart in many ways: as the home of the soul, the seat of love, the place of wisdom and justice, the symbol of our vitality. No other human organ has had as many meanings attached to it." --from the Introduction
Our Human Hearts is a nonfiction exploration of the meanings of the human heart as interpreted by two traditions: medical science, which has made possible dramatic cardiac surgery and sophisticated drug treatments, and the much o...