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The Wine-Dark Sea Within: A Turbulent History of Blood

Author: Dhun Sethna.

The Wine-Dark Sea Within: A Turbulent History of Blood

Author: Dhun Sethna.

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Item #: D33878
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541600669
Inspired by Homer's description of the ebb and flow of the "wine dark sea," the ancient Greeks conceived a back-and-forth movement of blood. That false notion prevailed for 1500 years until William Harvey proved that the heart pumps blood in one direction through the arteries and it returns through the veins. Here cardiologist Dhun Sethna argues that Harvey'... More
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Inspired by Homer's description of the ebb and flow of the "wine dark sea," the ancient Greeks conceived a back-and-forth movement of blood. That false notion prevailed for 1500 years until William Harvey proved that the heart pumps blood in one direction through the arteries and it returns through the veins. Here cardiologist Dhun Sethna argues that Harvey's revelation inaugurated modern medicine and paved the way for groundbreaking advances, from intravenous therapy, cardiac imaging, and stent insertions to bypass surgery, dialysis, and heart-lung machines.


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