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The Heart is an Organ of Fire

January 27th, 2013

Episode 5 of 99 episodes

Why do we have two hearts? Medically speaking, there's the heart that pumps blood and oxygen around your body. Culturally, there's the heart as a symbol of love and emotion. Are these two different notions of the heart linked? In this historical, medical and emotional journey through the human heart, you'll meet a man whose heart stopped for ten minutes, the woman who loves him - and a medical historian.

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