The Greeks thought that the heart was like a furnace: blood was burned and
purified on one side of the organ, then passed through a dividing wall the
other side and into the rest of the body. This scheme was not fully
overthrown until the seventeenth century physician Wm. Harvey had published
his revolutionary work on the circulation of the blood. Dr. Miller
explores the subject with visits to the famous anatomy theater in Padua,
and with experiments on himself to illustrate how blood pressure works.
The program ends with open heart surgery to correct a defective valve, an
BODY IN QUESTION
Fisheries and Wildlife Mgmt...
Fisheries and Wildlife
"The opportunity at LSSU to do research is amazing. This past summer I motored through coves and islands with Prof. Garvon surveying water birds for the affects of pollution. I spent the other part of my summer on the shore of Lake Superior monitoring nests of the endangered Piping Plover."