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Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine, And Emotion Paperback – 15 Mar 2012
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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)
About the Author
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.