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Human heart, cosmic heart: a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease
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White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2016].
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165 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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616.12 C874 2016

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"Thomas Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke gradbright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalismwhen he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Pricetwo men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine wasand continues to bepracticed in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiners provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiners claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart diseasewith its origins in the blood vesselsis completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the bodys most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselvesand one another." --Provided by publisher.

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"Thomas Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke gradbright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalismwhen he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Pricetwo men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine wasand continues to bepracticed in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiners provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiners claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart diseasewith its origins in the blood vesselsis completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the bodys most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselvesand one another." --Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Cowan, T. (2016). Human heart, cosmic heart: a doctor's quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cowan, Thomas, 1956-. 2016. Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing.

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Cowan, Thomas, 1956-, Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.

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Cowan, Thomas. Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.

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