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Stories from the heart

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Science  13 Feb 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6223, pp. 725
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa1413

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The dramatic stories behind the discovery of the heart's role in our physiology, and the ways we now treat its many maladies, feature improbable heroes and daring experiments. Physician Yevgeniya Nusinovich explores a history of our understanding of the heart in a review of The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery.