Article ID: CBB000640234

Símbolo do coração (2005)


Prates, Paulo R. (Author)

História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Volume: 12
Pages: 1025--1031

Publication Date: 2005
Edition Details: Translated title: [The heart as symbol.] In Portuguese.
Language: Portuguese

Man created symbols because he needed to express his religion or visual art through objects or shapes. Much before the heart's role in pumping blood was discovered, the organ was seen as the center of life, of courage, and of reason. It is the most universal of symbols. Historians have always been curious as to how and whence this representation appeared, since it has little to do with the anatomical organ. For some, the origin lies in the heart's resemblance to an ivy leaf, which in ancient times was a symbol of immortality and power. The article explores the curious origin of this symbol and the reason it came into being. Keywords: history of medicine; symbolism; heart.


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Authors & Contributors
Binney, Nicholas
Sonia N. Das
Movellan, Javier
Clementina Gily Reda
Tanaka, Fumihide
Turovski, Aleksei
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Studi dellaportiani
Social Studies of Science
Journal of the History of Ideas
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Yale University Press
Oxford University Press
De Gruyter Mouton
University of Minnesota
Human body
Signs and symbols
Linguistics; philology
Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg
Harvey, William
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Fontenelle, Bernard Le Bovier de
Della Porta, Giovan Battista
Bruno, Giordano
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
17th century
21st century
French Guiana
Rome (Italy)

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