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The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations review å 104 'Thrilling The dizzying story of heart surgery is every bit as important as that of the nuclear computer or rocket ages And now it has been given the history it deserves' James McConnachie Sunday Times For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch let alone operate on Then in the late nineteenth century medics began going where no one had dared go before In eleven landmark operations Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph reckless bravery swaggering arrogance jealousy and rivalry and incredible ingenuity from the trail blazing 'blue baby' procedure to the first human heart transplant The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon's shoulder showing us the heart's inner workings and failings It describes both a human story and a history of risk taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives. Well written and researched book A lot of detail about many different people involved in cardiac surgeryso it will also appeal to medical historians as well as those reading for pleasure and general interest

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The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations review å 104 'Thrilling The dizzying story of heart surgery is every bit as important as that of the nuclear computer or rocket ages And now it has been given the history it deserves' James McConnachie Sunday Times For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch let alone operate on Then in the late nineteenth century medics began going where no one had dared go before In eleven landmark operations Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph reckless bravery swaggering arrogance jealousy and rivalry and incredible ingenuity from the trail blazing 'blue baby' procedure to the first human heart transplant The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon's shoulder showing us the heart's inner workings and failings It describes both a human story and a history of risk taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives. A really well written account of the progress in the treatment of heart disease It is amazing that so much progress was made as the surgeons were always faced with treating only the very worst cases people who were very near death for whom experimental treatment was the last resort Another example of how the world is so much a better place now than it was just one or two generations ago

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The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations review å 104 'Thrilling The dizzying story of heart surgery is every bit as important as that of the nuclear computer or rocket ages And now it has been given the history it deserves' James McConnachie Sunday Times For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch let alone operate on Then in the late nineteenth century medics began going where no one had dared go before In eleven landmark operations Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph reckless bravery swaggering arrogance jealousy and rivalry and incredible ingenuity from the trail blazing 'blue baby' procedure to the first human heart transplant The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon's shoulder showing us the heart's inner workings and failings It describes both a human story and a history of risk taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives. I bought this book after reading a review in the scientific magazine Nature There are two opposite risks with this kind of work it may either explain things too simply in order to be understood or it may address all the problems as if the reader were a specialist in the field Thomas Morris avoids both pitfalls His writing is clear elegant and well documented For all the 11 surgical procedures on the heart he shows us first why cardiac surgery was regarded as impossible because it was too risky then what procedures were tested and introduced to avoid these risks and finally the dramatic successes in curing thousands of patients In fact cardiologists of many countries eve small ones were involved in these successes This history is as exhilarating as the recent history of computing I just have a small critiue of the book it should have simple diagrams to support the text