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Matters of the Heart


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Introduction: The Heart of the Matter: Emotion, Modernity and the Self 1: Humours to Hormones: Emotion and the Heart in History 2: Hunter's Heart: Pathological Anatomy and the Science of Disease 3: From Morbid Anatomy to New Technologies: Constructing the Heart of Disease 4: Angina Pectoris and the Arnold Family 5: 'Heart Latham' and Nineteenth-Century Medical Practice 6: The Heart of Harriet Martineau: Symptoms, Subjectivity and Self-Fashioning 7: Emotions and the Brain: Rethinking the Mind/Body Relationship Conclusion: The Matter of the Heart

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Dr Fay Bound Alberti is a writer and cultural historian who specialises in the study of medicine, emotions and gender. She has lectured at several UK universities, and has published on many aspects of early modern medicine and culture in major journals, including the Lancet, History Workshop Journal and Isis. She has also contributed to media debates on the history of medicine, including BBC Radio 4's In our Time with Melvyn Bragg, and The Eureka Years with Adam Hart-Davis. Previous publications include Medicine, Emotion and Disease (Palgrave, 2006). Fay is currently Senior Research Fellow in History at Queen Mary University of London, and Honorary Research Associate at the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. She is also Policy Advisor for the Arcadia Fund, a charitable trust that protects endangered treasures of nature and culture.


`Review from previous edition Detailed case studies are seamlessly interwoven with thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis.' Zaheer Baber, Times Literary Supplement `This is a splendid book, neatly conceived, well written, and beautifully produced...Offers an intricate and balanced cultural history of an organ that has occupied a pivotal position in modern accounts of emotional and physical health.' Mark Jackson, Social History of Medicine `highly readable' Miri Rubin, History Today `Refreshingly novel' Bill Bynum, The Lancet

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