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Heart: A History
Heart: A History | Sandeep Jauhar
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The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tick 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 the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live. Deftly alternating between key 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. He introduces us to Daniel Hale Williams, the African American doctor who performed the worlds first open heart surgery in Gilded Age Chicago. We meet C. Walton Lillehei, who connected a patients circulatory system to a healthy donors, paving the way for the heart-lung machine. And we encounter Wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions by inventing the pacemakerby accident. Jauhar deftly braids these tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his familys history of heart ailments and the patients hes treated over many years. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. Affecting, engaging, and beautifully written, Heart: A History takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.
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Kaila-ann
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#nonfiction2019 #somethingwrittenbyapoc

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Kaila-ann
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Listened to this one on audio and really enjoyed it. Part memoir and part medical history, it was a fascinating look into the relatively recent understanding of how the human heart works and what treatments we are able to do. For example, CPR wasn‘t around until the late 1950s even though physicians began attempting open heart surgery in the late 1800s. Lots of interesting facts about cardiology - would definitely recommend. #audiobook #cardiology

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ReadingEnvy
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This was a great read for #scienceseptember from personal history with heart disease and training as a heart specialist to the history of how our understanding of the heart has developed, and with it treatments for various ailments - meditation often does as much as medication, and the connection between anxiety/stress and the heart. I recently had AED training when I was CPR certified but had no idea that technology was so new. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy On a level of greater detail, and don't read on if you're squeamish - Dr. Jauhar describes the first self-catheterization in agonizing detail and I threw the book down mid-sentence (and I'm the least squeamish person I know!) Experiments on animals that led to major heart discoveries are explained in great detail that might be difficult to read for a lot of animal lovers. ⤵️ 4mo
ReadingEnvy And since the author was a doctor working in the makeshift morgues at ground zero for 9/11, you should be prepared for some pretty gruesome detail from that day, not heart related, or at least so it seems at first. 4mo
DrexEdit Interesting! That's going to displace something higher up on my #TBR list for sure. And a great cover! 😍 😊 4mo
ReadingEnvy @DrexEdit ♥️💃 4mo
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jenniferw88
Heart: A History | Sandeep Jauhar
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The #everykindapeople version I know is by S Club 7, who signed my video when I had my heart transplant, hence my choice of book. #ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

Cinfhen My daughter LOVED S Club 7!!! How old were you when you had your surgery?? I think you guys might be around the same age. 6mo
DivineDiana How special! Thank you for sharing with us. ❤️ 6mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I was 12! 6mo
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Cinfhen Wow, 12!! What year was that?? My daughter was born in 1993. 6mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen 2002, I was born in 1990 (29 now)! So I'm slightly older than your daughter. 6mo
squirrelbrain What an amazing story! ❤️ 6mo
Megabooks Wow!! 💕💕 6mo
KarenUK 😊💕💕 6mo
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jenniferw88
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I know this is the wrong organ for #everybreathyoutake, but because of my ♥️ transplant I have good reasons for choosing these books about the ♥️. #AnglophileApril @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola

1. The first thing we noticed after my transplant is that I had more 'puff' to blow bubbles, which we used as a distraction technique as I still had my fear of needles & blood tests then.

2. I had what's known as a 'domino' transplant ⬇️

jenniferw88 where the first donor died & donated their heart & lungs to my donor, who had cystic fibrosis but whose heart was perfectly healthy. And so I received the second heart because it's easier to do a heart and lung transplant than just lungs. 9mo
Amiable My stepmom had a heart transplant 4 years ago (next month)—every day we give thanks for medicine and for the donor who made the ultimate gift. Sending best wishes to you! ❤️🧡💙 9mo
8little_paws That's really interesting about the domino transplant! 9mo
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Itchyfeetreader 💕💕 9mo
Mdargusch Wow! What a miracle you‘ve lived! ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - interesting and grateful this happened for you! 9mo
emilyhaldi Amazing!!! Props to you for enduring something so scary and and frustrating I'm sure 👏🏻👏🏻 organ donation is an incredible thing ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Cinfhen What a miracle YOU are!! It‘s amazing how the heart can be so adaptable. It‘s truly a wonder ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Reviewsbylola Thanks for sharing, that‘s an amazing story. 9mo
wordslinger42 What an incredible story 💜💜 9mo
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Expandingbookshelf
Heart: A History | Sandeep Jauhar
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Once again, judging a book by its cover really worked for me 😍📖⛲️

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JennyM
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#MarchIntoThe70s #HungryHeart

Cardiologist Sandeep Jaguar takes us to the heart of the matter in this history, part memoir. I think it sounds fascinating! ❣

Cinfhen Book does sound fascinating but your photo is the real winner❣️❣️❣️❣️Love that painted heart 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 10mo
JennyM @Cinfhen 😘 Hope you‘re still having fun on hols...and I see your BOTM hunch was spot for April‘s picks 👉 (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen Oh cool! Didn‘t know #BOTM picks were “leaked” 10mo
Ncostell This looks good! I work on the open heart unit at my hospital and this is right up my alley. 10mo
JennyM @Ncostell I would think this would definitely be of interest to you then. And the reviews are good, all along the lines of ‘its about learning about the heart, & learning to live from the heart‘ ❤️ 10mo
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NotCool
Heart: A History | Sandeep Jauhar
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A well written blend of personal and medical history. It‘s hard to read this book without occasionally putting your hand on your chest and wondering at the relentless, seemingly unstoppable, beat.

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bio_chem06
Heart: A History | Sandeep Jauhar
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My husband looking at the library book haul and says to himself, "huh, I wonder if my wife's in cardiology?"
He's got jokes....

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catiewithac
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I liked this book. Part memoir, but mostly medical history. It‘s a very quick read! #heart #cardiology 💗

Rcoco I think I need that puzzle. 1y
kspenmoll Fantastic puzzle! 14mo
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