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William Harvey

English physician

1578   -   1657

country of citizenship: England
educated at: University of Padua, Gonville and Caius College
occupation: biologist, physician, anatomist
student of: Cesare Cremonini, Hieronymus Fabricius

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William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician who made seminal contributions in anatomy and physiology. He was the first known physician to describe completely, and in detail, the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart, though earlier writers, such as Realdo Colombo, Michael Servetus, and Jacques Dubois, had provided precursors of the theory. In 1973, the William Harvey Hospital was constructed in the town of Ashford, a few miles from his birthplace of Folkestone.
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