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Matters of the heart : history, medicine, and emotion / Fay Bound Alberti.

  • Alberti, Fay Bound, 1971-
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About this work


Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

Physical description

viii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction : the heart of the matter -- Humours to hormones : emotion and the heart in history -- Hunter's heart : pathological anatomy and the science of disease -- Knowing the heart : from morbid anatomy to new technologies -- Angina pectoris and the Arnold family -- 'Heart Latham' and nineteenth-century medical practice -- The heart of Harriet Martineau -- Emotions and the brain : rethinking the mind-body relationship -- Conclusion : the matter of the heart.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
    OO Alb
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  • 9780199540976
  • 0199540977