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Matters of the heart : history, medicine, and emotion

Author: Fay Bound Alberti
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First published in paperbackView all editions and formats

The heart is the most symbolic organ of the human body, but it is the brain that is now commonly associated with emotion. Why then do emotional meanings of the heart linger? Matters of the Heart  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fay Bound Alberti
ISBN: 9780199606047 0199606048 9780199540976 0199540977
OCLC Number: 989950400
Awards: Winner of Highly Commended, Longman-History Today Book of the Year Awards 2010.
Description: viii, 228 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction: The Heart of the Matter: Emotion, Modernity and the Self ; 1. Humours to Hormones: Emotion and the Heart in History ; 2. Hunter's Heart: Pathological Anatomy and the Science of Disease ; 3. From Morbid Anatomy to New Technologies: Constructing the Heart of Disease ; 4. Angina Pectoris and the Arnold Family ; 5. 'Heart Latham' and Nineteenth-Century Medical Practice ; 6. The Heart of Harriet Martineau: Symptoms, Subjectivity and Self-Fashioning ; 7. Emotions and the Brain: Rethinking the Mind/Body Relationship ; Conclusion: The Matter of the Heart
Responsibility: Fay Bound Alberti.


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Refreshingly novel * Bill Bynum, The Lancet * highly readable * Miri Rubin, History Today * This is a splendid book, neatly conceived, well written, and beautifully produced...Offers an intricate and Read more...

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