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A Word To Live By – Heart Transplant? Anyone??
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
(From the Bible encyclopedia)
(tsela`, tsal`ah; Aramaic `ala`): The Hebrew words designate the “side,” “flank,” thence the “ribs.” They are found thus translated only in connection with the creation of Eve: “He (Yahweh) took one of his (Adam’s) ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: and the rib, which Yahweh God had taken from the man, made he (margin “builded he into”) a woman” (Gen 2:21,22). The Aramaic word is only found in Dan 7:5.
Twice the Revised Version (British and American) uses the word “rib” in a figurative sense of two beams or rafters built in to the ark of the covenant and the altar of incense, on which the golden rings were fastened, which served to carry ark and altar by means of staves (Ex 30:4; 37:27).
The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
Strong’s Number: 06763
1. side, rib, beam
a. rib (of man)
b. rib (of hill, ridge, etc)
c. side-chambers or cells (of temple structure)
d. rib, plank, board (of cedar or fir)
e. leaves (of door)
f. side (of ark)
Arches 1 and 2
The first and second arches disappear early, but the dorsal end of the second gives origin to the stapedial artery, a vessel which atrophies in humans but persists in some mammals.
The third aortic arch constitutes the commencement of the internal carotid artery, and is therefore named the carotid arch.
The fourth right arch forms the right subclavian as far as the origin of its internal mammary branch; after which it becomes RUDIMENTARY
The fourth left arch constitutes the arch of the aorta between the origin of the left carotid artery and the termination of the ductus arteriosus.
The fifth arch disappears on both sides.
The proximal part of the sixth right arch persists as the proximal part of the right pulmonary artery while the distal section degenerates; The sixth left arch gives off the left pulmonary artery and forms the ductus arteriosus; this duct remains pervious during the whole of fetal life, but then closes within the first few days after birth due to increased O2 concentration. His showed that in the early embryo the right and left arches each gives a branch to the lungs, but that later both pulmonary arteries take origin from the left arch.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the heart. Aristotle considered the heart to be the seat of thought, reason and emotion. The Roman physician Galen located the seat of the passions in the liver, the seat of reason in the brain, and considered the heart to be the seat of the emotions. It was not until the 17th century that the physician William Harvey wrote in the preface to his thesis On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, a letter addressed to King Charles I. ‘The heart of animals is the foundation of their life, the sovereign of everything within them…from which all power proceeds. The King, in like manner, is the foundation of his kingdom, the sun of the world around him, the heart of the republic, the foundation whence all power, all grace doth flow’.
Harvey was probably wise to address the King in this manner, for what he laid out in his groundbreaking text challenged scientific wisdom that had gone unquestioned for centuries about the true function of the heart. Organs had been seen in a hierarchical structure with the heart as the pinnacle. But Harvey transformed the metaphor into something quite different: the heart as a mechanistic pumping device.
How had the Ancient Greeks and Islamic physicians understood the heart? What role did the bodily humours play in this understanding? Why has the heart always been seen as the seat of emotion and passion? And why was it that despite Harvey’s discoveries about the heart and its function, this had limited implications for medical therapy and advancement?
With David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York; Fay Bound Alberti, Research Fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Manchester; Jonathan Sawday, Professor of English Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
Peace, Mettabel Okulaja