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Much like the organic equivalent of mahogany

Sir William Gull:
[Lecture on the human heart]
The human heart is a dense and powerful muscle, much like the organic equivalent of mahogany, and notoriously difficult to burn. About the size of a fist, it provides the motor power for the circulatory system. The heart contains two atria, two ventricle, and four valves. It is in effect a single pump, powering a double circuit. In the adult the heart rate averages 70 to 80 beats a minute. Such is the force of the heart beat, that if the body's largest artery, the aorta, is severed: a six-foot jet of blood is released.

Transcript:
...is a dense and powerful muscle...
...much like the organic equivalent
of mahogany...
...and notoriously difficult to burn.
It's about the size of a fist.
It provides the motor power
for the circulatory system.
The heart contains two atria,
two ventricles and four valves.
It is, in effect, a single pump...
...powering a double circuit.
In the adult, the heart rate averages
70 to 80 beats a minute.
Such is the force of the heart beat...
...that if the body's largest artery,
the aorta, is severed...
...a six-foot jet of blood...
...is released.

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Movie: From Hell
Year: 2001
Genres: horror, mystery, thriller
Summary: In Victorian-era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack the Ripper.


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Sir William Gull - Ian Holm