Summary Of The Man Who Touch His Own Heart

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The heart is what keeps the human body running. From the very first time someone presses their head up against their mothers chest or feels their own heart beat, they know that the pulse they feel means something important. It’s the rhythm that lets us keep on living. It’s strange to think that before I read this book, I barely knew anything about this absolutely vital organ in my body. Now, I probably know more history about the human heart than I ever thought I’d know. This book went totally in depth about the history of the human heart, and how modern medicine knows what it knows about this vital organ. It weaves history and information about the heart together in a way that keeps you interested until the last page, which is something I …show more content…

It was an unexpected change from most of the books I’ve had to read on medical history, where the author expects you to be an expert on the topic and terms presented. In The Man Who Touched his Own Heart, Dunn thoroughly explains the terms and discoveries in a simple and understandable way. Along with his easy to understand writing, he provides the reader with sources to research even more on the topic if its still not fully understood. It made it an interactive read that made sure you were caught up completely before moving on to the next discovery or the next topic. I found myself looking up the websites he listed multiple times, sometimes just because I wanted to learn even more on the topic presented. It definitely stretched out the time it took for me to finish the book, but I didn’t mind. I’ve never really found myself wanting to research or learn more about something I’ve read in a medical history book until I picked this one up, which was a surprising and enjoyable change. He also presented all of his information in a very entertaining way. It was more of a personal conversation with someone who really knew their heart history instead of a lecture from a professor on the history of the

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