Heart: A History

by Author Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD

  • Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Year published 2018
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0374168650
  • Number of pages 269 pages
  • WorldCat

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About the Book
Book description

For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was the spark of life as well as somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and developed the science to change the way we live. Deftly weaving together his own experiences with the defining discoveries of the past, 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 this most vital organ. ebook icon Audio book icon 

A PBS NewsHour-New York Times Now Read This book club pick


Reading icon imageNew York Times Book Review A History of the Heart, The Most Vital of Organs

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About the Author
Author description

Sandeep Jauhar, MD, Ph.D., is the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is the bestselling author of Doctored, Intern, and a New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer. 

Official Website of Sandeep Jauhar


Listen icon imageMysteries of the Heart. Science Friday. November 9, 2018

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