William Harvey

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Birthday
1, 1578
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 3, 1657 (79)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1578
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 3, 1657 (79)

About

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.

Before Fame

He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge after completing his Bachelor's degree from Caius College in 1597.

Trivia

A hospital in his name exists in the town of Ashford, not far from where he was born.

Family Life

He got married to Elizabeth Browne in October 1604.

Associated With

He is a famous physician, much like Rudolf Virchow.