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Published: 15 March 2012

242 Pages | 10 halftones

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199606047

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Matters of the Heart

History, Medicine, and Emotion

Fay Bound Alberti

  • The first history of the contest between medical and cultural understandings of the heart
  • Explores the influences of both the Romantic movement and the rise of scientific medicine
  • Tackles present-day attitudes, including the cultural impact of heart transplants
  • Truly interdisciplinary - draws on history, literary theory, anthropology, gender studies, and sociology