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William Harvey

The English physician William Harvey (1578 – 1657) earns the accolade of being the first person to describe the circulatory system, largely laid out in his 1628 book On the Motion of the Heart and Blood.  Harvey made his discoveries … Continue reading

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1628: Blood Circulation

After thirty years of research, William Harvey’s landmark book On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals established once and for all that blood flow was entirely circular and that the heart was a pump.  This marks the … Continue reading

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