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Heart: A History: Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2019

Heart: A History: Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2019

A doctor's inspiring obsession with the heart, seamlessly combining history, gripping scenes from the operating theatre and a moving personal story

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ISBN 9781786072955
Barcode 9781786072955
Published 1 December 2018 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Jauhar, Sandeep
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ISBN-13 9781786072955
ISBN-10 1786072955
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Publication Date 1 December 2018
International Publication Date 27 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jauhar, Sandeep
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
Medicine: General Issues
History Of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine
Transplant Surgery
Popular Science
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Heart
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 612.17
Catalogue Code 962747

Description of this Book

The spark of life, fount of emotion, house of the soul - the heart lies at the centre of every facet of our existence. It's so bound up in our deepest feelings that it can even suffer such distress from emotional trauma as to physically change shape. Practising cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar beautifully weaves his own experiences with the defining discoveries of the past to tell the story of our most vital organ. We see Daniel Hale Williams perform the first open heart surgery and Wilson Greatbatch invent the pacemaker - by accident. Amid gripping scenes from the operating theatre, Jauhar tells the moving tale of his family's own history of heart problems and, looking to the future, he outlines why the way we choose to live will be more important than any device we invent.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `An extraordinary, brave and even shocking document...[from] a compelling writer.' -- Florence Williams, <i>New York Times</i>, on <i>Doctored</i> `The narrative is gripping, and the writing is marvellous.' -- Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i>, on <i>Doctored</i>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sandeep Jauhar is director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is the New York Times bestselling author of two medical memoirs and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their son and daughter.

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