English physician who was the first to describe completely the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart. This was published in a treatise entitled the De Motu Cordis in 1628.
He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge after completing his Bachelor's degree from Caius College in 1597.
A hospital in his name exists in the town of Ashford, not far from where he was born.
He got married to Elizabeth Browne in October 1604.
He is a famous physician, much like Rudolf Virchow.