I was recently contacted by Doug Anderson, a relative of the late cardiac surgeon, educator, and inventor Robert M. Anderson. Doug told me about their family's efforts to make Dr. Anderson's contributions to understanding cardiovascular function widely available to the educational community.
Besides a FREE downloadable textbook outlining an approach to understanding cardiovascular function that is different than what you might be used to, there is also a FREE video that summarizes Anderson's concepts.
The video features Anderson himself walking the viewer through the operation of an elegant pump that he designed and built for teaching purposes. For a deeper understanding of the fluid dynamics behind cardiac function, you should consider watching the video.
By the way, this textbook has a Creative Commons license that allows you to use all or part of it FREE in your course!
|Anderson with his circulation model|
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Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
Robert M. Anderson
PDF (printable) my-ap.us/zGtqOa
Kindle and ePub formats coming soon!
The Determinants of Cardiac Output
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center with Robert M. Anderson et. al.
Illustrated transcript my-ap.us/ywWcgL
Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular SystemAnderson's approach is a bit different than what many of us are used to. Tell me what you think!
Includes additional resources