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William Harvey was a famous physician who described the circulation of the blood across the body, in detail. Read on to know more about William Harvey’s profile, childhood life and timeline in this biography.
Famous as: Physician
Born on: 01 April 1578 AD 1st April Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Aries Aries Men
Born in: Folkestone
Died on: 03 June 1657 AD
place of death: Roehampton
father: Tom Harvey
mother: Joan Harvey
siblings: Thomas Harvey, John Harvey, James Harvey, Sarah Harvey
Spouse: Elizabeth Browne
education: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, University of Padua, University of Cambridge
discoveries / inventions: Systemic Circulation
Works & Achievements: William Harvey is known for his description of the circulatory system in the body in the renowned publication 'De Motu Cordis'.
Most people are fascinated with how the blood circulates through the body. It was this inquisitiveness and fascination of the circulatory system that led William Harvey to discover one of the greatest mysteries of the human/animal body—the blood and its vascular functions. William Harvey was a famous 17th century English physician, who dedicated his life in the anatomical study of the circulatory system. With a number of best-selling publications such as 'An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals' and 'Essays on the Generation of Animals' to his credit, William Harvey was known as the father of the 'vascular' and 'circulatory' system. Though he had to confront a lot of criticism for his works, Harvey's findings paved a new path in the fields of embryology and modern medicine. In order to prove that his works made sense, Harvey experimented on live animals and even on executed criminals. When people began to realize that his findings were in fact true, his fame spread through the world, making him one of the most widely recognized physicians. Read on to learn more about him.
WILLIAM HARVEY TIMELINE
William Harvey was born on April 1, 1578.
Studied BA at University of Cambridge.
Graduated from the University of Padua with an M.D.
He joined the College of Physicians. The same year he married Elizabeth Browne.
Elected as the fellow of the College of Physicians.
Appointed the office of General Physician in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.
He was appointed the office of Lumleian Lecturer.
Started lecturing students about the circulatory system.
He became personal physician to King James I.
He published a treatise on the circulation of blood ‘De Motu Cordis’ and ‘The Anatomical Essay on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals’.
Harvey passed away in Roehampton of a cerebral artery malfunction on 3 June.
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