Volume 5, Issue 2 - Spring 2013 ISSN 2155-3017

 Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine

Sacred Heart
Metaphoric hearts

 

Heart and vessels
Leonardo's heart

 


René Théophile Laënnec


This issue is dedicated largely to cardiology.  It commemorates the achievement of the physicians whose contributions made cardiology what it is today.  Topics addressed include the history of digitalis, electrocardiography, arrhythmia, anticoagulants, cardiac transplantation, and ventricular assist devices.  It is a rich history that deserves not to be forgotten.


Table of contents

Feature Articles

Metaphoric hearts…Frank Gonzalez-Crussi

Leonardo’s heart…Larry Zaroff

Auscultation …Daly Walker  

Dawn of Cardiology

Raymond de Vieussens: anatomy & physiology…Jeremy Parker

William Harvey: circulation of the blood…Philip Liebson

William Withering: foxglove & digitalis…George Dunea

René Théophile Laënnec: auscultation & stethoscope…Philip Liebson

Jean Corvisart: founder of clinical medicine…George Dunea

New Horizons

Willem Einthoven: string galvanometer…Philip Liebson

James Mackenzie: polygraph & arrhythmias…George Dunea

Thomas Lewis: clinical electrocardiography…George Dunea

Korotkov & Anitchkov: hypertension & atherosclerosis ...Philip Liebson

Clifford Allbutt: essential hypertention…George Dunea

James Bryan Herrick: myocardial infarction…Philip Liebson

Landmarks

Lewis Atterbury Conner: American Heart Association…Philip Liebson
Irving Wright & Jay McLean: anticoagulants…Philip Liebson
EKG diagnosis of myocardial infarction…Philip Liebson
Endocarditis…Ramin Sam

Breakthroughs

Cournand & Richards: cardiopulmonary physiology…Philip Liebson
Andreas Roland Gruentzig: coronary angioplasty...Mahesh Raju
Adrian Kantrowitz: ventricular assists…Philip Liebson
Christiaan Barnard: first heart transplant…Philip Liebson
Robert E. Gross: cardiovascular surgery…Philip Liebson
René Favaloro: coronary bypass surgery…Earl Smith

Stories of the Heart

Wild heart of Panama...Rachel Kowalczyk
Saving hearts and art…Riccardo Benvenuto & Maria Serratto-Benvenuto
Coronary heart disease...Matko Marušić

Patients & Diseases

Mr. Hemphill...Lynn Dion
Reflections on treatment for drug dependence…Carla Treloar

Becoming a Medical Professional

Humanism in medicine...Annie Yeh
Perfection of illness...Zohaib Ahmad

Art & Medicine

Does art belong in a doctor’s office?...Sally Metzler
Van Orley - physician in Brussels…George Dunea
Andrea del Sarto - plague in Florence …George Dunea

Hektorade

The heart in Star Trek...Victor Grech
The last of the “just”…R. S. Steinberg
All life is a gift…George Dunea

Poetry

Broken heart ...Judy Schaefer
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Past articles on the heart

Austin Flint

Graham Steell

Paul Wood

Paul White

Sam Levine

Death in the operating room

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's last illness

To mount a camel