Heart History

Recently I discovered the Stanford University article titled A History of the Heart while browsing online. It fascinates me that the story of human heart is documented throughout history.

The article discusses the history of writings and illustrations of the heart from the fourth century B.C. through the seventeenth century A.D. It describes work done by fourth century B.C. philosopher Aristotle, who declared the heart the center of life energy in the body. In the centuries that followed, the heart was known to be the body organ that produced heat and served feeling, attracting, and thinking functions.   Continue reading