Cardiac Surgery: Impact of Patients and Relatives as Seen in Twenty Patients Operated on in the Medico-Surgical Unit of St. Francis Hospital and Sanatorium, Roslyn, L.I., 1955
Down the centuries, from the very beginning of human existence, one mighty machine, not bigger than a human fist and weighing a little less than a pound, has carried on its functions. To-day, in this brilliant age of science, it performs as it did during the dim stone age. This machine is the healthy heart of man. ”Shaped something like a big ripe fig, the heart is from about four inches across in a little woman to six inches in a big man and weighs from a little over half a pound to three-fourths of a pound,” Beating, within the human breast throughout the span of a life time, ennobled as the shrine of human and Divine Love, the human heart is the earth’s most perfect and efficient machine with Almighty God for its Inventor, its Scientist, and its Engineer. With the fall of man, disease entered the world. It attacks man in every way, and causes disturbances in any of his organs. When the heart is attacked by disease or by some unknown cause, either in its early embryonic growth which causes malformation of the heart or, later in life, resulting in a malfunctioning of the organ, these damages are called ”Heart Diseases”.
Surgery|Clinical psychology|Health care management
Wing, Marie Lea, "Cardiac Surgery: Impact of Patients and Relatives as Seen in Twenty Patients Operated on in the Medico-Surgical Unit of St. Francis Hospital and Sanatorium, Roslyn, L.I., 1955" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509600.