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
Political Science ...
"The study of political science/law is basically the path of least resistance for me. It is a subject that has always interested me, and one that I have proved to be naturally insightful in. Studying political science isn’t just the study of how governments function or how it is composed, but the study of why it exists and to what ends. In short, it is the study of what makes everything else possible."