1 William Harvey • Born in England, 1578 • Studied at Univ. of Pauda • Discovered circulation of blood • Disputed Galen’s theory on blood in body • Died in 1657 Education • Son of Governor Thomas Harvey • Attended Kings School in at Folkstone • Studied art and medicine at Gonville and Caius College • Attained physician training at Pauda, the leading European Medical School • Student of Fabrici and Cremonini Discovery • Was taught in school that blood flowed from the head over the same route, and remained still in the body • William was very curious about the function of tiny flaps in heart and other vessels • Investigated by operating on many live animals • Presented his theory that blood circulates in the
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