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William. Harvey William Harvey was an English physician who made seminal contributions in anatomy and physiology. He was the first known to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart.
The William Circulation. Harvey of Blood Galen Harvey was able to make his discoveries because he ignored medical text books, preferring his own observations and the deductions he made during dissections of animals. Remarkably, western medical beliefs and theories about blood and circulation had advanced little since Galen wrote his medical textbooks in Rome 1400 years earlier.
William Harvey’s knowledge came from observations he made of blood flowing through the veins and arteries of living animals that he cut open. Through modern eyes, his living dissections look cruel, and there were no anesthetics in Harvey’s time. Nevertheless, it is how we arrived at an understanding of blood and its circulation in the body.
William Harvey In 1628, aged 50, Harvey published his masterpiece usually referred to as De Motu Cordis the Motion of the Heart. Its full title in English is: Anatomical Studies on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals. In De Motu Cordis Harvey became the first person to accurately describe the function of the heart and the circulation of blood around the body.
William Harvey When he published in Frankfurt his completed treatise on the circulation of the blood, the De Motu Cordis. As a result of negative comments by other physicians. Harvey’s own medical practice declined because of the barrage of criticism, he took from physicians.
William Harvey The End William Harvey died in London, aged 79, at the home of one of his brothers, on June 3, 1657. The cause of death was most probably a cerebral hemorrhage. William Harvey’s grave can be found in the village of Hempstead, in the England county of Essex.
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