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Darwin’s Heart,” the Compelling Medical Narrative by Dr. Morris Weiss Jr., to be Showcased at the 2024 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Darwin's Heart Dr. Morris Weiss Jr.
Darwin's Heart Dr. Morris Weiss Jr. (Credits: Amazon)

In his captivating book, author Morris Weiss Jr. explores the symbolic nature of the human heart, revealing its profound and compelling significance in both medicine and culture.

Darwins Heart reveals the heartbeat of humanity, transcending medicine to explore the profound symbolism of the heart across time and cultures.

Self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet looks forward to showcasing the medical history and records book Darwins Heart by Dr. Morris Weiss, Jr MD, FACP, FACC, at the 2024 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The literary festival will occur on April 20-21, 2024, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

The story of Darwins Heart centers around a middle-aged man confronting heart failure who agrees to undergo an experimental artificial heart procedure in a desperate attempt to survive. The postoperative phase takes an unexpected turn as the patient undergoes a tumultuous recovery with no signs of improvement.

Confronted with the harsh reality, he opts for discharge to fulfill his final wish of passing away at home. However, the story takes a peculiar twist during the funeral when the man’s wife brings forth a shocking lawsuit: You buried my husband without his heart.

Darwin's Heart Dr. Morris Weiss Jr.

Darwin’s Heart by Dr. Morris Weiss Jr. (Credits: Amazon)

The subsequent investigation reveals that the man’s heart had been removed during the experimental procedure and mistakenly overlooked during the burial process. In a dramatic turn of events, the doctors recover the heart and place it back in the man’s chest, causing the lawsuit to vanish as mysteriously as it surfaced.

This extraordinary case prompts Dr. Morris Weiss to reflect on the role of the heart in medicine. As a distinguished physician cardiologist, Dr. Weiss contemplates how the medical community often perceives the heart merely as a pump, neglecting its profound symbolism and cultural significance.

Darwins Heart transcends the boundaries of modern medicine, delving into the historical and cultural perceptions of the human heart across ancient civilizations, religions, and cultures. Dr. Weiss takes readers on a captivating journey through time, unveiling how the heart has been revered and symbolically understood long before the advent of contemporary medical practices.

For those interested in exploring the symbolic heart, get a copy of Darwins Heart by Dr. Morris Weiss, Jr MD, FACP, FACC, on Amazon and ThriftBooks.

Visit the ReadersMagnet exhibit at the 2024 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at booth #225 to check out the book display.


Dr. Morris Weiss Jr. graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1958, has specialty boards in internal medicine and cardiology, and just completed his sixtieth year in practice on June 28, 2022.

Darwins Heart

  • Author: Morris Weiss, Jr MD, FACP, FACC
  • Genre: Medical History & Records
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Published date: April 23, 2023
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