A HISTORICAL VIEW ON UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA INVESTIGATORS’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEART FAILURE RESEARCH
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AbstractHippocrates claimed, “The physician must know what the physicians before him have known, if he does not want to deceive himself and others.” With the underlying goal of inspiring lifelong learning in pupils of the health sciences and to expound the importance of the history of medicine within medical education, this thesis will seek to define the evolution of the understanding and treatment of heart failure (HF) using the Sarver Heart Center and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (UA COM-T) investigators as a medium for displaying the progression of knowledge within the scientific community. Moreover, to be accessible and digestible to all, an explanation of basic heart function and HF pathology will be outlined. This thesis is also intended to be part of a larger output that seeks to show the importance of the humanities in the health sciences mainly by adding depth to care providers’ knowledge of treatment through history education. With hopes of stimulating students of medicine towards well roundedness in their care, another goal for this thesis is that it may also lead to a digital media source that shares the rich history of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in a public and accessible manner. Lastly, an overarching goal of this work is to educate those outside the university about the basic innerworkings of research in order that the public can be informed about the impact of their money and votes, as well as understand how that impact affects the overall healthcare of society due to the translation of research advancements to bedside care.
Degree ProgramPhysiology and Medical Sciences